Muncie is an incorporated city and the seat of Delaware County, Indiana. It is located in East Central Indiana, about 50 miles northeast of Indianapolis. The United States Census for 2010 reported the city’s population was 70,085.
The city of Muncie was incorporated in 1865. Contrary to popular legend, the city is not named after a mythological Chief Munsee; it was actually named after Munsee Town, the white settlers’ name for the Indian village on the site, “Munsee” meaning a member of the Lenape people or one of their languages.
Muncie is a city located in Delaware County Indiana. It is also the county seat of Delaware County. With a 2020 population of 67,767, it is the 11th largest city in Indiana and the 553rd largest city in the United States . Muncie is currently declining at a rate of -0.17% annually and its population has decreased by -3.31% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 70,085 in 2010. Muncie reached it’s highest population of 77,216 in 1980. Spanning over 28 miles, Muncie has a population density of 2,473 people per square mile.
The average household income in Muncie is $47,966 with a poverty rate of 30.99%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $722 per month, and the median house value is $73,500. The median age in Muncie is 28.6 years, 27.8 years for males, and 29.4 years for females.
Muncie has an unemployment rate of 5.5%. The US average is 6.0%.
Muncie has seen the job market increase by 1.1% over the last year. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 30.3%, which is lower than the US average of 33.5%.
Tax Rates for Muncie
– The Sales Tax Rate for Muncie is 7.0%. The US average is 7.3%.
– The Income Tax Rate for Muncie is 4.3%. The US average is 4.6%.
– Tax Rates can have a big impact when Comparing Cost of Living.
Income and Salaries for Muncie
– The average income of a Muncie resident is $16,986 a year. The US average is $28,555 a year.
– The Median household income of a Muncie resident is $30,570 a year. The US average is $53,482 a year.
Muncie, Indiana gets 40 inches of rain, on average, per year. The US average is 38 inches of rain per year.
Muncie averages 22 inches of snow per year. The US average is 28 inches of snow per year.
On average, there are 185 sunny days per year in Muncie. The US average is 205 sunny days.
Muncie gets some kind of precipitation, on average, 127 days per year. Precipitation is rain, snow, sleet, or hail that falls to the ground. In order for precipitation to be counted you have to get at least .01 inches on the ground to measure.
From its early days as a regional trading center for the surrounding agricultural community to its first wave of industrial development brought on by the Indiana gas boom in the mid-1880s, Muncie has retained its ties to an industrial economy, and to a lesser extent its agricultural roots. In addition, the arrival of the forerunner to Ball State in the early twentieth century contributed to Muncie’s development as an educational center, while Ball Memorial Hospital, established in 1929, led to the city’s reputation as a healthcare center for east-central Indiana.
Muncie’s major industrial development included glass manufacturing, iron and steel mills, and automobile manufacturing and auto parts factories. Among its early major employers was the Ball Corporation, established by the Ball brothers of Buffalo, New York, who opened a glass factory in Muncie in 1888. Other notable manufacturers in addition to the Ball Corporation with operations in Muncie have included BorgWarner, The Broderick Company (aformer division of Harsco), Dayton-Walther Corporation, Delco Remy, General Motors, New Venture Gear, Hemingray Glass Company, Ontario Corporation, A. E. Boyce Company, Indiana Steel and Wire, and Westinghouse Electric.
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