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Population in 2012: 145 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.5%
 

Males: 85  (58.9%)
Females: 60  (41.1%)

Median resident age:  44.8 years
Illinois median age:  39.6 years

Zip code: 61857

Estimated median household income in 2012: $43,056 (it was $36,964 in 2000)
Muncie:

$43,056
IL:

$55,137
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,761

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $63,767 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
Muncie:

$63,767
IL:

$170,600
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $65,789; Detached houses: $65,789

Median gross rent in 2012: $1,063.

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  • White alone - 143 (97.9%)
  • Hispanic - 2 (1.4%)
  • Two or more races - 1 (0.7%)

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Muncie: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Irish (28.1%), German (25.0%), English (11.5%), French (11.5%), United States (9.4%), Italian (5.2%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 01/14/1899

Elevation: 659 feet

Land area: 0.18 square miles.

Population density: 804 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Muncie:

  • High school or higher: 82.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 7.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.9%
  • Unemployed: 21.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Muncie village:

  • Never married: 22.6%
  • Now married: 44.0%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 8.3%
  • Divorced: 22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,083 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $1,125 (1.8%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Champaign, IL (22.0 miles , pop. 67,518).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Indianapolis, IN (92.8 miles , pop. 781,870).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (119.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Fithian, IL (1.2 miles ), Oakwood, IL (1.9 miles ), Fairmount, IL (2.2 miles ), Ogden, IL (2.4 miles ), Catlin, IL (2.8 miles ), Homer, IL (2.9 miles ), Royal, IL (2.9 miles ), St. Joseph, IL (3.2 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $72,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $35,000
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 0 buildings
  • 2006: 0 buildings
  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 0 buildings
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 0 buildings
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 40.12 N, Longitude: 87.85 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 217

Muncie household income distribution Muncie home values distribution

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

11.8%
Illinois:

9.5%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-14.8%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (29%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (14%)
  • Utilities (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (14%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (35%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (9%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (4%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (11%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (9%)
  • Religious workers (7%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (7%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)
  • Librarians, curators, and archivists (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (12%)
  • Counselors, social workers, and other community and social service specialists (9%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (9%)
  • Child care workers (9%)
  • Food processing workers (9%)
  • Computer specialists (6%)
  • Postsecondary teachers (6%)


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Tornado activity:

Muncie-area historical tornado activity is above Illinois state average. It is 162% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/20/1976, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.5 miles away from the Muncie village center injured 18 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 1.9 miles away from the village center caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Muncie-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Illinois state average. It is 94% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 89.5 miles away from the city center
On 11/11/1991 at 09:20:47, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 97.0 miles away from Muncie center
On 4/14/2000 at 03:54:20, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 63.1 miles away from the city center
On 12/20/1990 at 14:04:17, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 72.9 miles away from the city center
On 12/17/1990 at 05:24:59, a magnitude 3.2 (3.2 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 42.5 miles away from Muncie center
On 12/16/1996 at 01:58:31, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 48.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), surface-wave magnitude (MS)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Vermilion County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 5, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Snow: 1, Storm: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Muncie topographic map

Hospitals/medical centers near Muncie:

  • VERMILION MANOR NURSING HOME (Nursing Home, about 10 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • COLONIAL MANOR (Nursing Home, about 11 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • DANVILLE POLYCLINIC, LTD. (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)

Political contributions by individuals in Muncie, IL

Amtrak station near Muncie:

  • 12 miles: DANVILLE (MC DONALD'S, GILBERT ST.) - Bus Station . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Muncie:

  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 21 miles; Champaign, IL; Full-time enrollment: 39,877)
  • Parkland College (about 24 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 4,831)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 48 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,940)
  • Indiana State University (about 51 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 8,125)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 54 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 36,422)
  • Lake Land College (about 55 miles; Mattoon, IL; FT enrollment: 3,606)
  • Ivy Tech Community College-Lafayette (about 57 miles; Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 3,864)

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Church in Muncie: Muncie Baptist Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

 
Vermilion County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.8. This is about average.
City:

36.8
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 2.04. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

2.04
U.S.:

4.12
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 26.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

26.7
U.S.:

28.3
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.1. This is about average. There were 12 monitors within city limits.
City:

11.1
U.S.:

9.6


Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 12.2%

Average household size:
This village:  2.3 people
Illinois:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This village:  61.9%
Whole state:  65.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This village:  7.9%
Whole state:  6.3%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 4.8% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Muncie, IL

Muncie compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage above state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Muncie travel time to work - commute


Muncie mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (74%)
  • Electricity (26%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Muncie village (based on Vermilion County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 39.87%
Here39.9%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameChristian Churches and Churches of ChristCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchChurch of the NazareneLutheran Church
Adherents19.0%17.6%15.4%6.7%6.5%
Congregations20.3%4.5%21.1%10.5%2.3%
NameAmerican Baptist Churches in the USANew Testament Association Independent Baptist Churches/Other Fundamental Baptists Charismatic Churches IndependentChristian Church (Disciples of Christ)Other
Adherents5.1%5.0%2.7%2.5%19.6%
Congregations3.0%4.5%1.5%1.5%30.8%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Vermilion County:

1.97 / 10,000 pop.
Illinois:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.12 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Vermilion County:

5.05 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.61 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 52
Here:

6.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.86 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.5%
Illinois:

8.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Vermilion County:

28.1%
Illinois:

25.2%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

11.8%
State:

14.5%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 0$0 1$41
Other Government Administration 0$0 8$122
Totals for Government 0$0 9$163

Muncie government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $7,000 ($48.28)
    General - Other: $4,000 ($27.59)
    Central Staff Services: $3,000 ($20.69)
    Police Protection: $1,000 ($6.90)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,000 ($6.90)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $9,000 ($62.07)

Muncie government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $5,000 ($34.48)
    General Revenue, NEC: $3,000 ($20.69)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $13,000 ($89.66)
    Highways: $5,000 ($34.48)
  • Tax - Property: $2,000 ($13.79)
    NEC: $1,000 ($6.90)
    Public Utilities: $1,000 ($6.90)

Muncie government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $197,000 ($1358.62)

3.97% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($28,533 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.97%
Illinois average:

5.66%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($322 average AGI)
Vermilion County:

0.05%
Illinois average:

0.19%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Champaign County, IL  0.66% ($29,030 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.36% ($15,769)
from Vermillion County, IN  0.14% ($23,163)


4.64% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($33,913 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.64%
Illinois average:

5.99%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($237 average AGI)
Vermilion County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Champaign County, IL  0.88% ($33,082 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.20% ($26,984)
to Fountain County, IN  0.15% ($36,333)

Strongest AM radio stations in Muncie:

  • WILL (580 AM; 5 kW; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BOARD OF TRUSTEES)
  • WITY (980 AM; 1 kW; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: VERMILION BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WIBC (1070 AM; 50 kW; INDIANAPOLIS, IN; Owner: EMMIS RADIO LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WLS (890 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WLS, INC.)
  • WDAN (1490 AM; 1 kW; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WYLL (1160 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMVP (1000 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WOWO (1190 AM; 50 kW; FORT WAYNE, IN; Owner: PATHFINDER COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Muncie:

  • WXLS (99.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: I.A.I. BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGNJ (89.3 FM; ST. JOSEPH, IL; Owner: GOOD NEWS RADIO, INC.)
  • WDNL (102.1 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • WBGL (91.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: ILLINOIS BIBLE INSTITUTE,INC)
  • WKIO (92.5 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WIXY (100.3 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WEVX (95.3 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WLRW (94.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: SAGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ILLINOIS, LLC)
  • WGKC (105.9 FM; MAHOMET, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WQQB (96.1 FM; RANTOUL, IL; Owner: AAA ENTERTAINMENT LICENSING LLC)
  • WRHK (94.9 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: NEUHOFF BROADCASTING - DANVILLE, INC)
  • WHMS-FM (97.5 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: D.W.S., INC.)
  • WKZS (103.1 FM; COVINGTON, IN; Owner: BENTON-WEATHERFORD BROADCASTING , INC., OF IN.)
  • W293AF (106.5 FM; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: TRUSTEES OF UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS)
  • WPCD (88.7 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: PARKLAND COLLEGE)
  • WFOF (90.3 FM; COVINGTON, IN; Owner: DOXA, INCORP.)
  • WEFT (90.1 FM; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WEFT/PRAIRIE AIR, INC.)
  • WPGU (107.1 FM; URBANA, IL; Owner: ILLINI MEDIA COMPANY)

TV broadcast stations around Muncie:

  • WICD (Channel 15; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: WICD LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WCIA (Channel 3; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: NEXSTAR BROADCASTING OF CHAMPAIGN, L.L.C.)
  • W52BR (Channel 52; CHAMPAIGN-URBANA, IL; Owner: MARCIA COHEN)
  • WCCU (Channel 27; URBANA, IL; Owner: URBANA-CHAMPAIGN BROADCASTING PARTNERS)
  • W58DA (Channel 58; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • W34CD (Channel 34; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W31BX (Channel 31; DANVILLE, IL; Owner: WAND(TV) PARTNERSHIP)
  • W07DD (Channel 7; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WILL-TV (Channel 12; URBANA, IL; Owner: UNIV. OF ILLINOIS BD. OF TRUSTEES)
  • W32CM (Channel 32; CHAMPAIGN, IL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WBXC-CA (Channel 46; CHAMPAIGN/URBANA, IL; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)

Muncie fatal accident list:

Apr 19, 2002 04:49 PM, Us-150, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 4, Fatalities: 1



FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

2
  • James E Fredrickson, N. 500 East Road (Lat: 40.121944 Lon: -87.844333), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 3012803361, , 4445 WILLARD AVENUE, SUITE 1050
  • James E Fredrickson, N. 500 East Road (Lat: 40.121944 Lon: -87.844333), Type: 80.8, Overall height: 76.2 m
    Registrant: 3012803361, , 4445 WILLARD AVENUE, SUITE 1050

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

1
  • Call Sign: KC9JVT, Licensee ID: L01174220
    Grant Date: 07/20/2006, Expiration Date: 07/20/2016, Certifier: Chad D Wahls
    Registrant: Chad D Wahls, Muncie, IL 61857


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