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Muncie is a city in Delaware County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Indian tribe.

The latitude of Muncie is 40.193N. The longitude is -85.386W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 932 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 66,521.


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Median household income
Local
$26,613
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Muncie demographic reports
Muncie is on the White River.
Former and merged names include:
· Monsy
· Monthee
· Muncey Town
· Munseetown
When gas was discovered here in 1876, the hole was condemned and plugged. A decade later, as large gas fields developed in the east, a well was sunk and Muncie became a boom town.

The five Ball Brothers from Buffalo, NY, moved their families and their glass-making operations here, and soon took a leading role in economic and civic affairs. Ball State University was one recipient of their philanthropy.

Public transportation: Muncie Indiana Transit System (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 290. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 4.3 per 1,000 people.
Setting for the "Middletown" sociological studies of Robert and Helen Lynd
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread
Local festivals include:
  • Summer Heat Air Festival - Aug. 15-17, 2007
  • Old Washington Street Festival - Sept. 15-16, 2007
Dates often change. Check Muncie web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Muncie Symphony Orchestra
Historic sites and museums: Children's Museum
Colleges and universities: Ball State University, Ivy Tech Community College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 90

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Muncie demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Delaware County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Muncie area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 47305 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

21% of Muncie residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Muncie ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Muncie was $15,814, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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19% of Muncie residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Muncie include Emily Kimbrough Historic District, Old West End Historic District, Walnut Street Historic District, Westwood Historic District, Wysor Heights Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Muncie, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $380.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $661.


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Libraries in Muncie include Genealogy, John F Kennedy Branch, Maring-Hunt Library, Vivian Conley Branch ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Muncie include Star Press

TV stations in Muncie include WIPB.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WBST.

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Delaware County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Muncie political report.

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The average commute time for Muncie workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 7 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Muncie between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.0 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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