Muncie, Illinois

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Population in 2013: 145 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: -6.5%
 
Males: 76  (52.8%)
Females: 69  (47.2%)
Median resident age:  49.6 years
Illinois median age:  37.2 years

Zip code: 61857

Estimated median household income in 2013: $39,026 (it was $36,964 in 2000)
Muncie:

$39,026
IL:

$56,210

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $21,763 (it was $14,822 in 2000)

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $61,004 (it was $47,000 in 2000)
Muncie:

$61,004
IL:

$169,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $62,292; Detached houses: $64,485

Median gross rent in 2013: $506.

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    • 14397.9%White alone
    • 21.4%Hispanic
    • 10.7%Two or more races
Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Muncie: 85.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: German (23.3%), Irish (22.5%), United States (19.2%), English (9.2%), French (8.3%), Italian (4.2%).

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   (low).

Muncie, Illinois map

For population 25 years and over in Muncie:

  • High school or higher: 89.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 12.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 2.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Muncie village:

  • Never married: 26.7%
  • Now married: 42.8%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 4.9%
  • Divorced: 25.1%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,137 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $1,000 (1.7%)

Muncie satellite photo by USGS

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:

  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $72,000
  • 2000: 1 building, cost: $35,000

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 June 2014:
Here:

9.3%
Illinois:

7.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Population change in the 1990s: -27 (-14.8%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (38%)
  • Construction (15%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (0%)
  • Health care and social assistance (45%)
  • Educational services (17%)
  • Manufacturing (7%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Architecture and engineering occupations (15%)
  • Life, physical, and social science occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (15%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (15%)
  • Material moving occupations (15%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (24%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (24%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (7%)

Average climate in Muncie, Illinois

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Muncie, Illinois average temperatures Muncie, Illinois average precipitation Muncie, Illinois humidity Muncie, Illinois wind speed Muncie, Illinois snowfall Muncie, Illinois sunshine Muncie, Illinois clear and cloudy days

Tornado activity:

Muncie-area historical tornado activity is near Illinois state average. It is 76% 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 near Illinois state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 115.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 89.5 miles away from Muncie center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 147.2 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 113.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 106.2 miles away from Muncie center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 247.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

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: 6, Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 3, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Snow: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Muncie topographic map

Hospitals and 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)
  • PROVENA HOME CARE DANVILLE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • PRESENCE UNITED SAMARITANS MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 11 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • PROVENA HOSPICE (Hospital, about 11 miles away; DANVILLE, IL)
  • UNITED SAMARITANS MED CENTER-LOGAN (Hospital, about 11 miles away; DANVILLE, 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:

  • Danville Area Community College (about 14 miles; Danville, IL; Full-time enrollment: 2,229)
  • University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (about 21 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 47,528)
  • Parkland College (about 24 miles; Champaign, IL; FT enrollment: 7,326)
  • Eastern Illinois University (about 48 miles; Charleston, IL; FT enrollment: 9,414)
  • Indiana State University (about 51 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 10,925)
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (about 52 miles; Terre Haute, IN; FT enrollment: 2,123)
  • Purdue University-Main Campus (about 54 miles; West Lafayette, IN; FT enrollment: 38,271)

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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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 68.3. This is about average.

City:

68.3
U.S.:

74.2

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 2.04. This is about average. Closest monitor was 10.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

2.04
U.S.:

1.93

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 26.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 20.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.6
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 9.62. This is about average. Closest monitor was 20.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.62
U.S.:

9.14
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 16.7%
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

Muncie compared to Illinois state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage significantly below 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 below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

8.8
Illinois average:

12.4

Muncie travel time to work - commute Muncie mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (80%)
  • Electricity (18%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

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

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant17,20082
Mainline Protestant7,81742
Catholic3,8045
Black Protestant1,2858
Other5685
None50,951-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 0$0 9$236
Totals for Government 0$0 9$236

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)

3.71% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($34,871 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.71%
Illinois average:

4.45%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($544 average AGI)
Vermilion County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Champaign County, IL  0.70% ($28,860 average AGI)
from Cook County, IL  0.44% ($17,705)
from Iroquois County, IL  0.12% ($32,486)


4.27% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($31,434 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.27%
Illinois average:

4.96%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($349 average AGI)
Vermilion County:

0.03%
Illinois average:

0.07%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Champaign County, IL  0.80% ($31,189 average AGI)
to Cook County, IL  0.31% ($17,913)
to Fountain County, IN  0.14% ($30,537)

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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