Muncie, Indiana is a dynamic city located 58 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Described by several national studies as a typical American community, Muncie offers the advantages of larger cities without the hassles and costs associated with living in major metropolitan areas. Muncie and Delaware County also offer many economic advantages for your firm, as well as a high quality of living for your managers and employees.
Muncie is the county seat of Delaware County with approximately 70,087 people, according to the most recent census data. The balance of the county is, in part, made up of six smaller towns: Albany, Daleville, Eaton, Gaston, Selma and Yorktown. The county population is 117,671, with a labor force of 54,314.
Muncie-Delaware County is the regional hub of the East Central Indiana (ECI) Region. The ECI Region includes Delaware County and the six counties that border it. Those include Blackford, Henry, Jay, Grant, Madison and Randolph Counties. The regional population is approximately 429,000, with a labor force of 199,443.
Living in Muncie
We welcome you to check out Muncie-Delaware County via our website and, more importantly, in person. We have a fabulous community with friendly people, fascinating history and outstanding cultural amenities. Muncie-Delaware County is a great place to live, work and grow a business.
Muncie in a Nutshell
Ball State University, Muncie, INMuncie-Delaware County has a city population of approximately 70,000 and a county population of approximately 115,200. We have been recognized by Money Magazine as one of the top five “Up and Coming Cites” under 250,000 people. And Muncie is the only city in Indiana to be recognized as the Indiana “Community of the Year” two times by the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce.
Muncie is the regional hub for East Central Indiana. We have a state-of-the-art and top rated hospital along with a cancer center, great shopping and great places to eat. Our educational systems are outstanding and include: Ball State University, Ivy Tech Community College and Harrison College. Muncie/Delaware County also has five museums and a host of art galleries.
When you move to Muncie-Delaware County, you’ll find a variety of recreational activities at your fingertips. Prairie Creek Reservoir and campground is a beautiful attraction that is located approximately five miles southeast of Muncie, south of the White River. The reservoir and park area is made up of approximately 1275 acres of water and 750 land acres. 40 acres of this land has been dedicated as a wetland preserve. Praire Creek Reservoir
Water-related activities include, boating, fishing and swimming. Amenities include Seasonal Campground, Docks & Piers, Boat Launches, Boating/Fishing, Beach/Bath House, Concessions, Swimming, Playground, Picnic Shelters, Restrooms, Basketball, Volleyball, Horseshoes and Rental Facilities.
Enjoy the fresh air! The American Lung Association calls Muncie one of the nation's cleanest cities when it comes to smog, earning a ranking as one of the 50 cleanest cities in the country for ozone pollution. The Lung Association gave Delaware County a grade of “A” because it had no days of unhealthy levels of smog in 2012.
Other attractions, sports and recreation
Muncie-Delaware County is also home to many unique attractions. Minnetrista is a wonderful museum with ongoing exhibits along with 40 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds. The National Model Aviation Museum contains the largest collection of model aircraft in the nation. The Muncie Symphony offers first-class programs and features nationally known artists. The Muncie Civic Theatre features live stage performances to suit all tastes. Cardinal Greenway offers twenty seven miles of scenic trails. Each year, approximately 250,000 people use the Greenways to walk, run, ride, rollerblade, horseback ride, explore their environment, bond with nature, search for animals and their habitats, take photos, or identify trees and birds.Life in Muncie’s charming downtown
Save Time and Money
Muncie has been named the most affordable housing market in the State of Indiana and the 9th most affordable in the United States by research conducted by Coldwell Banker International.
The average commute time to work in Muncie is 17 minutes. That is 53% below the United States average. Less time driving to and from work means more time to relax and enjoy time with family and friends.
Moving to Muncie
If you are searching for a dynamic business location or to relocate to Muncie/Delaware County, we offer so much and that is why people say we are “A Great Place to Live, Work and Grow a Business.”