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Muncie, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Muncie is the 10th largest city in Indiana with a population of 69,929 as of July 1, 2015. Muncie ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Muncie is located at latitude 40.1988 and longitude -85.3951 in Delaware County. The formal boundaries for the City of Muncie (see map below) encompass a land area of 27.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.2 sq. miles. Delaware County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 951 feet.

The City of Muncie has a C6 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that partially is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent or partially coextensive with a county subdivision but treated as independent of any county subdivision. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Muncie population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Muncie: Muncey Town, Munseetown, Munsey.

City of Muncie, IN Boundary Map

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Muncie, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 69,929
Population in Households 61,156
Population in Familes 39,316
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,773
Population Density1 2,571
Diversity Index2 33
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 27,636
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 13,922
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 32,035 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,207 (44.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,429 (41.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,399 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $84,725
Average Home Value $98,459
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $29,563
Average Household Income $40,600
Per Capita Income $17,013
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.04% -0.08%
Households -0.06% -0.06%
Families -0.01% -0.2%
Median Household Income   2.72%
Per Capita Income   2.42%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

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Muncie, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Muncie to the other 681 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 10 99th
Population Density1 # 42 94th
Diversity Index2 # 86 88th
Median Household Income # 671 2nd
Per Capita Income # 634 7th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.