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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 (2013 population: 70,316)

Population per Square Mile: 299.63

Square Miles: 392.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)117,671141.8%6,483,797
Today (2013)117,484141.8%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*116,719151.7%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.2%41 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-18475 -1,179
Net International Migration12714 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)107340.4%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)6,074175.2%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)16,4171514.0%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)23,657720.1%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)25,1731721.4%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)27,7511623.6%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)18,4121115.7%13.9%
Median Age34.8  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone322200.3%0.4%
Asian Alone1,318151.1%1.9%
Black Alone8,336127.1%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone70130.1%0.1%
White105,0281489.4%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups2,410132.1%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic115,0801498.0%93.6%
Hispanic2,404272.0%6.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)46,06814100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,9281715.0%20.2%
Married Without Children13,5191429.3%30.1%
Single Parents4,209139.1%9.8%
Living Alone13,5481229.4%27.6%

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 2013 (estimate)52,19014100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)52,36414100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
29,8551557.0%62.6%
Median Value (2012)$90,80074  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
16,2131031.0%26.1%
Median Rent (2012)$52725  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 15,605151.4%1,115,499
Public15,348161.5%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)70,919161.7%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher86%46 87%
with B.A. or higher degree22.2%16 23%

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 2013$32,2558383.5%38,622
Median Household Income in 201237,3399179.5%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201222.4%2144.5%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1826.5%15119.9%22.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2013220101.9%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 201320,39182.2%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20138,167151.6%509,427

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, 20121,225171.5%83,250
Births to Teens, 2012133121.8%7,431
Deaths, 20121,224102.1%59,168

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force53,023151.7%3,179,935
Employed48,420151.6%2,940,897
Unemployed4,603141.9%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate8.718116.0%7.5
October 2014 Unemployment Rate6.21106.9%5.8

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

Earnings by Industry, 2013 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$2,533,636100.0%
Wage and Salary$1,772,42070.0%
Farm Proprietors$45,9631.8%
Nonfarm Proprietors$234,1309.2%
Farm$48,9241.9%
Nonfarm$2,484,71298.1%
Private$1,907,84275.3%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$76,2173.0%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$11,0160.4%
  Construction$99,5503.9%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$491,02719.4%
  Information$20,8500.8%
  Manufacturing$262,11610.3%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$164,4276.5%
  Retail Trade$201,3367.9%
  Trans., Warehousing$78,3763.1%
  Wholesale Trade$65,2552.6%
  Other Private (not above)$426,044*16.8%*
Government$576,87022.8%

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed284100.0%100.0%$29,030$3,065,788
Single-Family5820.4%67.3%$11,369$2,631,508
2-Family00.0%2.2%0$38,302
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family22679.6%29.6%$17,660$382,380

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 2013
Percent of County
Albany1,9431.7%*
Chesterfield10.0%*
Daleville1,6311.4%
Eaton1,7751.5%
Gaston8630.7%
Muncie70,31659.9%
Selma8580.7%
Yorktown11,2709.6%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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