Data & Demographics

 

Delaware County, IN in Profile
Part of: Muncie IN, Metropolitan Area


Delaware County is one of 92 counties in Indiana. It has 392.1 sq. miles in land area and a population density of 299.6 per square mile. On the most recent census form, 97.9% of the population reported only one race, with 6.9% of these reporting African-American. The population of this county is 1.8% Hispanic (of any race). The average household size is 2.30 persons compared to an average family size of 2.90 persons.

Delaware County, Indiana Facts & Figures:



People & Income Overview
(By Place of Residence)

Value

Rank in State

Industry Overview, 2017
(By Place of Work)

Value

Rank in State

Population (2018)

114,772

15

Covered Employment

45,529

16

   Growth (%) since 2010 Census

-2.5%

66

   Avg wage per job

$38.809

44

Households (2017)

46,304

14

Manufacturing - % all jobs in County

9.4%

80

Labor Force (persons) (2017)

55,024

15

   Avg wage per job

$50,200

46

Unemployment Rate (2017)

4.2

14

Transportation & Warehousing - % all jobs in County

2.6%

48

Per Capita Personal Income (2017)

$35,762

86

   Avg wage per job

$46,493

33

Median Household Income (2017)

$41,874

92

Health Care, Social Assist. - % all jobs in County

18.9%

4

Poverty Rate (2017)

20.6

2

   Avg wage per job

$45,824

18

H.S. Diploma or More - % of Adults 25+ (2017)

89.5%

25

Finance and Insurance - % all jobs in County

3.9%

5

Bachelor's Deg. or More - % of Adults 25+ (2017)

23.9%

25

   Avg wage per job

$46,357

57

 

Population Over Time

Number

Rank in State

Percent Indiana

State

2018

114,772

15

1.7%

6,691,878

2010

117,671

14

1.8%

6,483,802

2000

118,726

12

1.9%

6,091,517

1990

119,678

10

2.2%

5,555,097

1980

128,587

8

2.3%

5,490,210

2000 to 2010 % change

-0.9%

68

 

6.4%

1990 to 2010 % change

-1.7%

81

 

16.7%

1980 to 2010 % change

-8.5%

81

 

18.1%

Source: US Census Bureau

Components of Population Change (1-year change ending in 2018)

Number

Rank in State

Percent of Indiana

Indiana

Net Domestic Migration

-716

87

-20.1%

3,555

Net International Migration

145

10

1.6%

9,227

Natural Increase (births minus deaths)

-48

83

-0.2%

19,211

Births

1,139

17

1.4%

81,075

Deaths

1,187

13

1.9%

61,864

Source: US Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age in 2017

Number

Rank in State

Pct Dist.

Pct Dist.
in State

Preschool (0 to 4)

 5,801

17

 5.0%

 6.2%

School Age (5 to 17)

 16,166

16

 13.9%

 16.7%

College Age (18 to 24)

 22,776

7

 19.6%

 9.7%

Young Adult (25 to 44)

 24,702

17

 21.3%

 26.4%

Older Adult(45 to 64)

27,650

16

 23.8%

 26.1%

Older (65 plus)

 18,843

13

 16.3%

14.9%

Median Age

 35.4

85

 

Median Age = 37.8

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Median age calculated by the IBRC.

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2017

Number

Rank in State

Pct Dist.

Pct Dist.
in State

American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone

88

41

0.1%

0.8%

Asian Alone

1,563

16

1.3%

5.4%

Black Alone

8,463

12

7.3%

12.7%

Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone

115

8

0.1%

0.2%

White Alone

102,569

14

88.5%

73.0%

Two or More Race Groups

2,515

16

2.2%

3.1%

Hispanic or Latino (can be of any race)

Non-Hispanic or Latino

113,277

14

97.7%

82.4%

Hispanic or Latino

2,661

26

2.3%

17.6%

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau

Hispanic or Latino Population in 2017 (can be of any race)

Number

Rank in State

Pct Dist.

Pct Dist.
in State

Hispanic

2,661

26

100%

100%

    Mexican

1,654

26

62.2%

63.2%

    Cuban

22

31

0.8%

3.8%

    Puerto Rican

406

13

15.3%

9.6%

    Other

579

19

21.8%

23.4%

White, Not Hispanic (reporting white alone)

100,956

14

N/A

N/A

Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates

Households in 2017

Number

Rank in State

Pct. Dist.

Pct. Dist. in U.S.

Total Households

46,304

14

100.0%

100.0%

  Family Households

27,492

16

59.4%

65.9%

    Married with Children

6,529

18

14.1%

19.1%

    Married without Children

13,111

15

28.3%

29.2%

    Single Parents

4,113

15

8.9%

9.1%

    Other

3,739

12

8.1%

8.4%

  Non-family Households

18,812

11

40.6%

34.1%

    Living Alone

13,916

12

30.1%

27.7%

Average Household Size

2.30

74

 

 

Source: US Census Bureau

Housing Units in 2017

Number

Rank in State

Pct. Dist.

Pct. Dist.
in U.S.

Total Housing Units (ACS estimate)

52,668

14

100.0%

100.0%

  Occupied

46,304

14

87.9%

87.8%

    Owner Occupied

29,732

16

56.5%

56.0%

    Renter Occupied

16,572

10

31.5%

31.8%

  Vacant

6,364

9

12.1%

12.2%

    For Seasonal or Recreational Use

83

72

0.2%

4.0%

Source: US Census Bureau

Residential Building Permits in 2016

Units

Pct Dist.

Pct Dist.
in U.S.

Cost ($000)

Total Permits Filed

72

100.0%

100.0%

$15,205

   Single Family

68

94.4%

64.0%

$14,830

   Two Family

4

5.6%

1.5%

$375

   Three & Four Family

0

0.0%

1.4%

$0

   Five Families and More

0

0.0%

33.1%

$0

Source: US Census Bureau

Median Income

Number

Rank in State

Percent of U.S.

Median household income in 2017

$41,874

92

69.4%

Median household income in 2000

$35,791

83

85.2%

5-year percent change 2000 to 2017

17.0%

87

 

Source: US Census Bureau

Per Capita Personal Income (PCPI)

Number

Rank in State

Percent of U.S.

2017

$35,762

86

69.3%

2007

$27,489

77

69.0%

1997

$21,505

51

82.9%

1987

$13,411

46

82.5%

10-year % change

30.1%

1

 

20-year % change

66.3%

14

 

30-year % change

166.7%

51

 

Source: US Bureau of Economic Analysis

Personal Income in 2017 ($000)

Number

5-Year % Change (adj*)

Rank in State

Total Earnings by Place of Work

$2,724,798

12.6%

43

Minus:     Contributions for Government Social Insurance

$324,095

27.4%

60

 Personal contributions for Government Social Insurance

$176,887

46.8%

47

 Employer contributions for Government Social Insurance

$147,208

9.9%

61

Plus:       Adjustment for Residence

($158,570)

10.3%

62

Equals:   Net Earnings by Place of Residence

$2,242,133

10.9%

46

Plus:      Dividends, rent, interest

$673,951

14.7%

68

Plus:      Transfer payments

$1,203,077

18.1%

44

Equals:   Personal Income by Place of Residence

$4,119,161

13.6%

49

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Poverty Estimates

Number

Rank in State

Percent Change

Rank in State

Poverty rate in 2017

In 2000

20.6
11.9

2
7

--
73.1%

--
7

Poverty rate for children under 18 in 2017

In 2000

22.2
15.2

18
17

--
46.1%

--
52

Source: US Census Bureau

Labor Force Annual Averages in 2017

Number

Rank in State

% of Indiana

Indiana

Total Labor Force
   5-Year % change
   10-Year % change

55,024
0.2%
-0.2%

15
70
46

1.7%
-
-

3,320,409
0.0%
3.5%

Employed
   5-Year % change
   10-Year % change

52,708
5.9%
0.9%

15
63
46

1.6%
-
-

3,203,351
10.2%
4.6%

Unemployed
   5-Year % change
   10-Year % change

2,316
-55.0%
-20.6%

14
30
32

2.0%
-
-

117,058
-55.7%
-20.2%

Unemployment Rate
   5-Year % change
   10-Year % change

4.2
-55.3%
-20.8%

14
30
35

120.0%
-
-

3.5
-57.8%
-23.9%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Educational Attainment in 2017

Number

Percent of Population 25+

Rank in State

U.S. % of Population 25+

Total Population 25 and Older

71,195

 100.0%

N/A

100%

    Less Than 9th Grade

1,993

 2.8%

66

5.4%

    9th to 12th, No Diploma

5,500

7.7%

61

7.2%

    High School Graduate (includes equiv.)

24,895

 35.0%

71

27.3%

    Some College, No Degree

15,376

 21.6%

22

20.8%

    Associate Degree

6,383

9.0%

35

8.3%

    Bachelor's Degree

9,852

 13.8%

23

19.1%

    Graduate, Professional or Doctorate Degree

7,196

10.1%

13

11.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 5-Year Estimates

Annual Covered Employment and Wages Over Time (NAICS)

Establishments

Jobs

Average Wage
Per Job

Rank in
State

Pct of U.S.
Avg Wage

2017

2,182

45,529

$38,809

44

70.1%

2016

2,189

45,451

$37,286

48

69.5%

2015

2,192

45,112

$37,416

43

70.7%

2014

2,212

44,353

$36,421

44

70.9%

2013

2,268

44,669

$35,258

45

70.8%

2012

2,326

44,617

$34,366

49

69.7%

2011

2,340

43,938

$33,312

49

69.3%

2010

2,340

43,576

$32,800

49

70.2%

2009

2,383

44,298

$32,822

40

72.0%

2008

2,401

46,519

$32,420

43

71.2%

2007

2,410

48,085

$31,326

50

70.5%

10-Year Change

-228

-2,556

$7,483

 

 

10-Year Percent Change

-9.5%

-5.3%

23.9%

 

 

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
D = Non-Discloseable Data; N/A = Not Available; Note: Average wage may not match published numbers due to rounding.

Annual Industry Distribution of Jobs
and Avg. Wage in 2017 (NAICS)

Establishments

Jobs

Pct. Dist.

Annual Average Wage
Per Job

Rank in
State

Total

2,182

45,529

100.0%

$38,809

44

Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing and Hunting

20

0

0%

$0

45

Mining

3

0

0.0%

$0

31


Utilities
 
7 161 0.4% $88,406

14

Construction

181

1,455

3.2%

$46,366

43

Manufacturing

121

4,292

9.4%

$50,200

46

Wholesale trade

111

947

2.1%

$54,142

28

Retail trade

421

6,354

14.0%

$25,822

26

Transportation & Warehousing

57

1,195

2.6%

$46,493

33

Information

19

364

0.8%

$43,816

22

Finance and Insurance

143

1,762

3.9%

$46,357

57

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

99

591

1.3%

$34,132

32

Professional, Scientific, and Technical Services

148

1,704

3.7%

$47,147

37

Management of Companies and Enterprises

15

451

1.0%

$93,640

12

Admin. & Support & Waste Mgt. & Rem. Services

108

2,885

6.3%

$29,697

34

Educational Services

48

2,228

4.9%

$33,770

25

Health Care and Social Services

239

8,601

18.9%

$45,824

18

Arts, Entertainment, and Recreation

40

453

1.0%

$14,665

55

Accommodation and Food Services

204

4,760

10.5%

$14,152

36

Other services (Except Public Administration)

163

1,088

2.4%

$24,981

52

Public Administration

36

1,499

3.3%

$39,626

30

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)
D = Not shown to avoid disclosure of confidential information.
N/A = This item is not available.
Note: Average wage may not match published numbers due to rounding.

BEA Major Sectors (NAICS)
in 2017 (by place of work)

Earnings ($000)

Avg Earnings
Per Job

Rank in State

Jobs

Pct Dist.
in County

Pct Dist.
in U.S.

Earnings by place of work - 35

$2,724,798

$45,287

42

60,167

100%

100%

Wage and Salary disbursements - 50

$1,984,490

$38,722

59

51,326

85.3%

77.4%

Proprietors' income - 70

$209,813

$23,731

45

8,841

14.7%

22.6%

Farm proprietors' income - 71

($9,427)

($17,820)

84

529

0.9%

0.9%

Nonfarm proprietors' income - 72

$219,240

$26,376

40

8,312

13.8%

21.7%

Farm earnings - 81

($5,793)

($8,926)

89

649

1.1%

1.3%

Nonfarm earnings - 82

$2,730,591

$45,878

45

59,518

98.9%

98.7%

Private earnings - 90

$2,137,361

$44,445

47

48,089

79.9%

86.2%

Forestry, fishing, related activities, and other - 100

$0

N/A

1

0

0.0%

0.5%

Mining - 200

$0

N/A

1

0

0.0%

0.8%

Utilities - 300

$20,848

$113,923

19

183

0.3%

0.3%

Construction - 400

$122,960

$51,211

45

2,401

4.0%

5.4%

Manufacturing - 500

$290,771

$64,991

51

4,474

7.4%

6.8%

Retail Trade - 700

$230,710

$31,690

14

7,280

12.1%

9.8%

Transportation and warehousing - 800

$83,499

$58,146

23

1,436

2.4%

3.9%

Information - 900

$19,756

$47,604

49

415

0.7%

1.7%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)
D = Not shown to avoid disclosure of confidential information, but the estimates for this item are included in the totals.
L = Less than 10 jobs, but the estimates for this item are included in the totals.
N/A = Not available or not applicable.
* = "Other" consists of the number of jobs held by U.S. residents employed by international organizations and foreign embassies and consulates in the United States.


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Updated: April, 2019