Delaware County, IN

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2022 Population
112,156
0.288% 1-year decline
US Senator
Todd Young
Republican Party
US Senator
Mike Braun
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
35.6
0.282% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
20.6%
0.281% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$53,377
8.22% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$120,500
16.7% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
52,929
1.71% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Delaware County, IN had a population of 112k people with a median age of 35.6 and a median household income of $53,377. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Delaware County, IN declined from 112,480 to 112,156, a −0.288% decrease and its median household income grew from $49,321 to $53,377, a 8.22% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Delaware County, IN are White (Non-Hispanic) (85.7%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (6.2%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.59%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (1.49%), and White (Hispanic) (1.41%).

None of the households in Delaware County, 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.

99% of the residents in Delaware County, IN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Delaware County, IN are Ball State University (6,518 degrees awarded in 2022) and Ross Medical Education Center-Muncie (63 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Delaware County, IN was $120,500, and the homeownership rate was 65.6%.

Most people in Delaware County, IN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 21 minutes. The average car ownership in Delaware County, IN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Delaware County, IN is home to a population of 112k people, from which 99% are citizens. As of 2022, 1.79% of Delaware County, IN residents were born outside of the country (2.01k people).

In 2022, there were 13.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (96.1k people) in Delaware County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.95k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.03k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

99%
2022 Citizenship
98.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 99% of Delaware County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Delaware County, IN was 98.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Delaware County, IN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    96.1k ± 243
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    6.95k ± 355
  3. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    4.03k ± 448
2.68%
Hispanic Population
3k people

In 2022, there were 13.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (96.1k people) in Delaware County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.95k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 4.03k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

2.68% of the people in Delaware County, IN are hispanic (3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Delaware County, IN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    101,350 ± 7,757 people
  2. India
    35,477 ± 4,612 people
  3. China
    18,850 ± 3,366 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 101,350 Indiana residents, followed by India with 35,477 and China with 18,850.

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Foreign-Born Population

1.79%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
2.01k people
2.04%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
2.29k people

As of 2022, 1.79% of Delaware County, IN residents (2.01k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Delaware County, IN was 2.04%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,964 ± 297
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,037 ± 253
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    973 ± 217

Delaware County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.89 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Delaware County, IN employs 52.9k people. The largest industries in Delaware County, IN are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,926 people), Retail Trade (6,699 people), and Manufacturing (6,509 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($66,528), Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($48,516), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,822).

Males in Indiana have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,980. The income inequality in Indiana (measured using the Gini index) is 0.448, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

52.9k
2022 Value
± 1,880
1.71%
1 Year growth
± 4.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Delaware County, IN grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 52k employees to 52.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Delaware County, IN, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (6,196 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,977 people), and Management Occupations (4,458 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Delaware County, IN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

52.9k
2022 Value
± 1,880
1.71%
1 Year growth
± 4.9%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Delaware County, IN grew at a rate of 1.71%, from 52k employees to 52.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Delaware County, IN, are Health Care & Social Assistance (8,926 people), Retail Trade (6,699 people), and Manufacturing (6,509 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Delaware County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Delaware County, 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

$41,523
Median earning men ± $1,649
$28,496
Median earning women ± $1,195

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($53,542), Manufacturing ($51,263), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($49,545).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Construction ($48,173), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($45,196), and Public Administration ($44,577).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
2.48%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.21M people employed in Indiana. This represents a 2.48% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 15.4%.

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

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Delaware County, IN went to Donald J. Trump with 55.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (42.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.85%).

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.

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US Representatives from Indiana

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

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Education

In 2022, universities in Delaware County, IN awarded 6,581 degrees. The student population of Delaware County, IN in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 6,884 male students and 12,936 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Delaware County, IN are White (5,018 and 78.3%), followed by Black or African American (519 and 8.1%), Hispanic or Latino (473 and 7.38%), and Two or More Races (189 and 2.95%).

The largest universities in Delaware County, IN by number of degrees awarded are Ball State University (6,518 and 99%) and Ross Medical Education Center-Muncie (63 and 0.957%).

The most popular majors in Delaware County, IN are Education of Individuals with Multiple Disabilities (1,065 and 16.2%), General Special Education & Teaching (373 and 5.67%), and Education of Individuals with Autism (335 and 5.09%).

The median tuition cost in Delaware County, IN for a public four year colleges is $8,434 for in-state students and $25,918 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Delaware County, IN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.9%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 22.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 19,820 (34.7% men and 65.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 19,820 students enrolled in Delaware County, IN, 34.7% men and 65.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 14,573 records, of which 65.3% were women and 34.7% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 153 degrees awarded
  2. 174 degrees awarded
  3. 171 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Delaware County, IN was Registered Nursing with 153 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 6,518 degrees awarded
  2. 63 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Ball State University with 6,518 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,904 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Delaware County, IN, which is 0.407 times less than the 4,677 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 5,018 degrees mean that there were 9.67 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 519 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 ($8,434) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,006) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,364) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.799% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.781% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.13M), and Bachelors Degree (879k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Delaware County, IN was $120,500 in 2022, which is 0.427 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $103,300 to $120,500, a 16.7% increase. The homeownership rate in Delaware County, IN is 65.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Delaware County, IN have an average commute time of 21 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Delaware County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Delaware County, IN is $53,377. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Delaware County, IN was Census Tract 9.04 with a value of $78,362, followed by Census Tract 23.01 and Census Tract 23.02, with respective values of $72,049 and $71,793.

In 2022, 16% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Delaware County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.6%.

Property

$120,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,952
$30,270
Median Property Taxes
±$1,216

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 Delaware County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

65.6%
Homeownership
2022
61%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.6% of the housing units in Delaware County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.9%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 9.04
  2. Census Tract 23.01
  3. Census Tract 23.02

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Delaware County, IN was Census Tract 9.04 with a value of $78,362, followed by Census Tract 23.01 and Census Tract 23.02, with respective values of $72,049 and $71,793.

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

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Household Income

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$53,377
Median Household Income
± $2,357
46.2k
Number of Households
± 1,674

In 2022, the median household income of the 46.2k households in Delaware County, IN grew to $53,377 from the previous year's value of $49,321.

The following chart displays the households in Delaware County, 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 Delaware County, IN is from Indiana.
0.448
2022 Wage GINI in Indiana
0.449
2021 Wage GINI in Indiana

In 2022, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.448 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.283% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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 2022
  1. Drove Alone (77.6%)
  2. Carpooled (10%)
  3. Worked At Home (5.72%)

In 2022, 77.6% of workers in Delaware County, IN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (10%) and those who worked at home (5.72%).

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Commute Time

21 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Delaware County, IN have a shorter commute time (21 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.31% of the workforce in Delaware County, 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 Delaware County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Delaware County, IN have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 16% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Delaware County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.6%.

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Poverty & Diversity

20.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Delaware County, IN (21.6k out of 105k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. 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 Delaware County, 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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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 20.9% of the children was living in poverty in Delaware County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.6%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 271 in Delaware County, IN. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 107 per 100,000 population.

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Health

92.7% of the population of Delaware County, IN has health coverage, with 46.2% on employee plans, 20.8% on Medicaid, 13% on Medicare, 11.1% on non-group plans, and 1.57% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, IN see 913 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.22% increase from the previous year (911 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1598 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 333 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

913 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Delaware County, IN

Primary care physicians in Delaware County, IN see an average of 913 patients per year. This represents a 0.22% increase from the previous year (911 patients).

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

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 20.6% under 18 years, 29.2% between 18 and 34 years, 33.6% between 35 and 64 years, and 16.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.7% were men and 52.3% were women.

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Uninsured People

7.3%
Uninsured
46.2%
Employer Coverage
20.8%
Medicaid
13%
Medicare
11.1%
Non-Group
1.57%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Delaware County, IN grew by 1.86% from 7.17% to 7.3%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 79 in Delaware County, IN.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 39% in Delaware County, IN.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.3% in Delaware County, IN.

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