Muncie, IN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
114,461
0.486% 1-year decline
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
35.7
0.281% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
21.4%
1.91% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$45,910
5.51% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$96,600
3.21% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
52,838
0.142% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Muncie, IN had a population of 114k people with a median age of 35.7 and a median household income of $45,910. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Muncie, IN declined from 115,020 to 114,461, a −0.486% decrease and its median household income grew from $43,512 to $45,910, a 5.51% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Muncie, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (86.5%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.68%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.66%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.39%), and White (Hispanic) (1.3%).

None of the households in Muncie, IN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.7% of the residents in Muncie, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Muncie, IN are Ball State University (6,486 degrees awarded in 2020) and Ross Medical Education Center-Muncie (55 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Muncie, IN was $96,600, and the homeownership rate was 64.5%.

Most people in Muncie, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.5 minutes. The average car ownership in Muncie, IN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Muncie, IN is home to a population of 114k people, from which 98.7% are citizens. As of 2020, 2.23% of Muncie, IN residents were born outside of the country (2.55k people).

In 2020, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99k people) in Muncie, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.65k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.05k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.7%
2020 Citizenship
98.7%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.7% of Muncie, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Muncie, IN was 98.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Muncie, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    99k ± 150
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    7.65k ± 412
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    3.05k ± 497
2.51%
Hispanic Population
2.87k people

In 2020, there were 12.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (99k people) in Muncie, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 7.65k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 3.05k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.51% of the people in Muncie, IN are hispanic (2.87k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    102,901 ± 7,815 people
  2. India
    33,655 ± 4,493 people
  3. China
    21,706 ± 3,611 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 102,901 Indiana residents, followed by India with 33,655 and China with 21,706.

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Foreign-Born Population

2.23%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
2.55k people
2.13%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
2.45k people

As of 2020, 2.23% of Muncie, IN residents (2.55k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Muncie, IN was 2.13%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,013 ± 319
  2. Gulf War (1990s)
    941 ± 204
  3. Gulf War (2001-)
    789 ± 189

Muncie, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.14 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Muncie, IN employs 52.8k people. The largest industries in Muncie, IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,215 people), Educational Services (7,432 people), and Manufacturing (6,413 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($54,861), Finance & Insurance ($44,338), and Information ($43,276).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,739. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.451, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

52.8k
2020 Value
± 1,838
0.142%
1 Year growth
± 4.68%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Muncie, IN grew at a rate of 0.142%, from 52.8k employees to 52.8k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Muncie, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,884 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,863 people), and Management Occupations (4,461 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Muncie, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52.8k
2020 Value
± 1,838
0.142%
1 Year growth
± 4.68%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Muncie, IN grew at a rate of 0.142%, from 52.8k employees to 52.8k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Muncie, IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (9,215 people), Educational Services (7,432 people), and Manufacturing (6,413 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Muncie, IN, though some of these residents may live in Muncie, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$36,625
Median earning men ± $1,411
$25,044
Median earning women ± $1,364

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($56,042), Wholesale Trade ($49,375), and Manufacturing ($45,621).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($40,641), Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($38,438), and Public Administration ($36,071).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Indiana.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 1,323
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 601
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 549
    Retail Trade

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $1.03M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $838k
    Manufacturing
  3. $599k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $78.4B
  2. $44.4B
  3. $39.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $78.4B, followed by Mixed freight ($44.4B) and Base metals ($39.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Indiana products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$486B
2020 Value in Indiana
$897B
Projected 2050 Value in Indiana
84.5% growth

In 2020, total outbound Indiana trade was $486B. This is expected to increase 84.5% to $897B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Indiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $41.4B
  2. $40.6B
  3. $40B

In 2020, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Illinois with $41.4B, followed by Michigan with $40.6B and Ohio and $40B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Indiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing the state of Indiana. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Indiana

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Todd Young
Senator from Indiana3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017
Mike Braun
Senator from Indiana1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019

Todd Young and Mike Braun are the senators currently representing Indiana.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Indiana over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Indiana

Indiana is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Indiana have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Muncie, IN awarded 6,541 degrees. The student population of Muncie, IN in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 7,439 male students and 14,275 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Muncie, IN are White (5,174 and 80.9%), followed by Black or African American (420 and 6.57%), Hispanic or Latino (369 and 5.77%), and Two or More Races (187 and 2.92%).

The largest universities in Muncie, IN by number of degrees awarded are Ball State University (6,486 and 99.2%) and Ross Medical Education Center-Muncie (55 and 0.841%).

The most popular majors in Muncie, IN are Other Special Education & Teaching (1,051 and 16.1%), General Special Education & Teaching (324 and 4.95%), and General Business (274 and 4.19%).

The median tuition cost in Muncie, IN for a public four year colleges is $9,482 for in-state students and $26,470 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2020 in Muncie, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 87%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 20.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 21,714 (34.3% men and 65.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 21,714 students enrolled in Muncie, IN, 34.3% men and 65.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 16,407 records, of which 65.6% were women and 34.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 170 degree-majors awarded
  2. 249 degree-majors awarded
  3. 220 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Muncie, IN was General Business with 170 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Muncie, IN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,486 degrees awarded
  2. 55 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ball State University with 6,486 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,970 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Muncie, IN, which is 0.431 times less than the 4,571 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,174 degrees mean that there were 12.3 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 420 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($9,482) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($662) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,384) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.655% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.645% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.72M), Some college (1.14M), and Bachelors Degree (831k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Muncie, IN was $96,600 in 2020, which is 0.42 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $93,600 to $96,600, a 3.21% increase. The homeownership rate in Muncie, IN is 64.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Muncie, IN have an average commute time of 20.5 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Muncie, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Muncie, IN is $45,910. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Muncie, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $98,880, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $89,444 and $84,754.

Property

$96,600
Median Property Value 2020
±$2,611
$30,058
Median Property Taxes
±$1,298

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Muncie, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Muncie, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

64.5%
Homeownership
2020
61.7%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 64.5% of the housing units in Muncie, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 63.5%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Muncie, IN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Muncie, IN was Hamilton County, IN with a value of $98,880, followed by Boone County, IN and Hendricks County, IN, with respective values of $89,444 and $84,754.

The following map shows all of the counties in Muncie, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$45,910
Median Household Income
± $1,849
46.6k
Number of Households
± 1,624

In 2020, the median household income of the 46.6k households in Muncie, IN grew to $45,910 from the previous year's value of $43,512.

The following chart displays the households in Muncie, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Muncie, IN is from Indiana.
0.451
2020 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.455
2019 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2020, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.451 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.725% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2018
  1. Drove Alone (79.6%)
  2. Carpooled (8.02%)
  3. Walked (5.01%)

In 2018, 79.6% of workers in Muncie, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (8.02%) and those who walked to work (5.01%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.5 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Muncie, IN have a shorter commute time (20.5 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 1.93% of the workforce in Muncie, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Muncie, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Muncie, IN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

21.4% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Muncie, IN (23k out of 107k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Muncie, IN is White, followed by Black and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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92.5% of the population of Muncie, IN has health coverage, with 47.3% on employee plans, 17.9% on Medicaid, 12.8% on Medicare, 13.1% on non-group plans, and 1.51% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Indiana was $8,300 in 2014. This is a 4.76% increase from the previous year ($7,923).

Primary care physicians in Indiana see 1498 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.86% decrease from the previous year (1511 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1752 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 594 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Indiana, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,498 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Indiana

Primary care physicians in Indiana see an average of 1,498 patients per year. This represents a 0.86% decrease from the previous year (1,511 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Indiana in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Indiana across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.8% under 18 years, 29.1% between 18 and 34 years, 33.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.5% were men and 52.5% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

7.51%
Uninsured
47.3%
Employer Coverage
17.9%
Medicaid
12.8%
Medicare
13.1%
Non-Group
1.51%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Muncie, IN declined by 6.83% from 8.06% to 7.51%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Muncie, IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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