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Muncie, Indiana - Basic Facts

The City of Muncie had a population of 70,163 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

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, 2017.

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

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Muncie, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 70,163
Daytime Population: Workers 40,647
Daytime Population: Residents 39,903
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 80,550
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 61,387
Population in Familes 39,153
Population in Group Qrtrs 8,776
Population Density2 2,560
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $31,346
Average Household Income $45,541
Per Capita Income $18,648


Total Housing Units 32,343 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 13,711 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 13,915 (43.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 4,717 (14.6%)
Median Home Value $79,700
Average Home Value $102,844


Total Households 27,626
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 13,742
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.01% -0.11%
Households -0.08% -0.12%
Families -0.21% -0.32%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   2.01%

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, 2017 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 # 45 94th
Diversity Index # 86 88th
Median Household Income # 665 2nd
Per Capita Income # 626 8th

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