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Muncie, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Muncie had a population of 69,136 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (GNIS ID: 2395138) 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.

The City of Muncie is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Delaware County.

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

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Muncie, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 69,136
Population in Households 61,056
Population in Familes 38,513
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,080
Population Density2 2,523
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $32,966
Average Household Income $46,615
Per Capita Income $19,134


Total Housing Units 32,032 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 14,906 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 12,516 (39.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,610 (14.4%)
Median Home Value $81,685
Average Home Value $105,487


Total Households 27,422
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 13,639
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.18% -0.11%
Households -0.16% -0.14%
Families -0.27% -0.33%
Median Household Income   2.69%
Per Capita Income   2.89%

Muncie, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Muncie to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 11 99th
Population Density # 46 93rd
Diversity Index # 87 87th
Median Household Income # 667 2nd
Per Capita Income # 641 6th

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