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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 (2014 population: 70,211)

Population per Square Mile: 298.58

Square Miles: 392.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)117,671141.8%6,483,797
Today (2014)117,074141.8%6,596,855
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*116,719151.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.5%43 1.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2013-2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-39886 -7,506
Net International Migration13214 12,513
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)67410.3%24,062

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2014NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)5,978175.1%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)16,1991613.8%17.6%
College Age (18 to 24)23,491720.1%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)25,1361721.5%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)27,5661623.5%26.3%
Seniors (65 and older)18,7041316.0%14.3%
Median Age35.0  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone318210.3%0.4%
Asian Alone1,443161.2%2.0%
Black Alone8,342137.1%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone70140.1%0.1%
White104,3971489.2%86.1%
Two or More Race Groups2,504132.1%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic114,5711497.9%93.4%
Hispanic2,503272.1%6.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)46,23914100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,3241913.7%19.4%
Married Without Children13,4751429.1%30.1%
Single Parents4,434129.6%9.9%
Living Alone13,6421229.5%27.8%

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 2014 (estimate)52,51214100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)52,35214100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
29,3231556.0%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$88,30077  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
16,9161032.3%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$54128  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2014/2015 Total Reported) 16,444151.5%1,130,285
Public15,955151.5%1,045,779
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)71,189161.7%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher88%31 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree23.3%16 23.6%

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 2014$31,9338280.7%39,578
Median Household Income in 201439,4499179.9%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 201422.2%2146.1%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1826.1%14123.1%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2014188102.0%9,498
Food Stamp Recipients in 201419,64282.2%878,155
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20148,168151.6%514,128

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, 20131,277161.5%83,115
Births to Teens, 2013133102.0%6,810
Deaths, 20131,220112.0%60,445

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force53,717151.7%3,230,540
Employed49,896151.6%3,035,581
Unemployed3,821132.0%194,959
Annual Unemployment Rate7.114118.3%6.0
December 2015 Unemployment Rate5.418117.4%4.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work58,603100.0%$2,542,700100.0%$43,389
Wage and Salary49,74384.9%$1,818,46371.5%$36,557
Farm Proprietors5440.9%$14,9580.6%$27,496
Nonfarm Proprietors8,31614.2%$220,9708.7%$26,572
Farm6561.1%$19,2730.8%$29,380
Nonfarm57,94798.9%$2,523,42799.2%$43,547
Private46,72779.7%$1,944,69276.5%$41,618
  Accommodation, Food Serv.4,6467.9%$80,4763.2%$17,322
  Arts, Ent., Recreation9311.6%$11,5240.5%$12,378
  Construction2,4634.2%$104,0434.1%$42,242
  Health Care, Social Serv.9,01915.4%$481,97219.0%$53,440
  Information4480.8%$21,9280.9%$48,946
  Manufacturing4,2977.3%$271,58210.7%$63,203
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2,6374.5%$158,4016.2%$60,069
  Retail Trade7,47312.8%$208,9848.2%$27,965
  Trans., Warehousing1,5542.7%$79,9163.1%$51,426
  Wholesale Trade1,1812.0%$69,7332.7%$59,046
  Other Private (not above)11,877*20.3%*$446,018*17.5%*$37,553*
Government11,22019.1%$578,73522.8%$51,581

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, 2014UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed98100.0%100.0%$15,776$3,222,176
Single-Family5455.1%68.1%$10,676$2,748,532
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$40,304
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.1%$0$18,185
5+ Family4444.9%28.7%$5,100$415,155

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

NamePopulation
in 2014
Percent of County
Albany1,9281.6%*
Chesterfield10.0%*
Daleville1,6151.4%
Eaton1,7581.5%
Gaston8640.7%
Muncie70,21160.0%
Selma8480.7%
Yorktown11,2209.6%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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