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Delaware County, Indiana

The Delaware tribe of Indians gave this county its name, founded in 1827

County Seat: Muncie

Largest City: Muncie (2016 population: 69,010)

Population per Square Mile: 294.83

Square Miles: 392.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)117,671141.8%6,484,136
Today (2016)115,603151.7%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*116,719151.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.8%53 2.3%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-54086 -12,135
Net International Migration17513 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)17570.1%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)6,096175.2%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)16,0131613.7%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)23,395720.0%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)24,9861721.4%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)27,4151623.5%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)18,9471316.2%14.6%
Median Age34.9  Median Age = 37.5

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone315210.3%0.4%
Asian Alone1,537161.3%2.1%
Black Alone8,438137.2%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone74130.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups2,593132.2%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)45,76114100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,5731714.4%19.2%
Married Without Children13,2551529.0%30.0%
Single Parents4,169139.1%9.8%
Living Alone13,1571228.8%28.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2016 (estimate)52,42514100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)52,44614100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2015)$87,70079  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2015)$54528  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 15,933151.4%1,110,866
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)71,099161.6%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher88.7%27 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree23.2%16 24.1%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2015$32,8968678.4%41,940
Median Household Income in 201540,6338980.4%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201523.0%2159.7%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1831.2%1152.9%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201616982.2%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 201615,93782.2%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20178,176131.7%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 20151,188171.4%84,008
Births to Teens, 201594131.6%5,876
Deaths, 20151,189131.9%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force54,851151.6%3,326,893
Annual Unemployment Rate5.217118.2%4.4
April 2017 Unemployment Rate3.216118.5%2.7

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work59,248100.0%$2,568,910100.0%$43,359
Wage and Salary50,54485.3%$1,896,87873.8%$37,529
Farm Proprietors5350.9%$-11,840-0.5%$-22,131
Nonfarm Proprietors8,16913.8%$185,6937.2%$22,731
  Accommodation, Food Serv.4,8258.1%$87,2823.4%$18,090
  Arts, Ent., Recreation8801.5%$11,7210.5%$13,319
  Health Care, Social Serv.8,85114.9%$490,31219.1%$55,396
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2,6644.5%$128,2605.0%$48,146
  Retail Trade7,39012.5%$207,3818.1%$28,062
  Trans., Warehousing1,5672.6%$84,4093.3%$53,867
  Wholesale Trade1,1762.0%$71,7272.8%$60,992
  Other Private (not above)12,573*21.2%*$486,396*18.9%*$38,686*

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed46100.0%100.0%$10,089$3,737,044
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family00.0%27.2%$0$722,054

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Delaware County

in 2016
Percent of County
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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