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Muncie, Indiana

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The location of Muncie

Welcome to Muncie ...

The city of Muncie is located in Delaware County and is the County Seat for Delaware County.

The location of Muncie has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Muncie refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Muncieite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Muncie has a population of 68,625 people<3> (see below for details).

Muncie is 910 feet [277 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Muncie lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Muncie: (765)

The ZIP codes for Muncie: 47302-47308<5>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Muncie had a population of 70,085 people (or 59.56% of the total population of Delaware County). This makes Muncie the county's most populous community.

The population of Muncie represents 1.08% of the total population of Indiana (which has 6,483,802 people), making it the state's 10th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 70,085 people, the population of Muncie increased 3.94% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 67,430 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Muncie had an population of 68,625 people. This is a decrease of 2.08% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.77% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Muncie.

Communities near Muncie ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<6>.

Community   2017
Albany   [Map]   2,169   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Alexandria   [Map]   5,015   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Anderson   [Map]   55,076   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Chesterfield   [Map]   2,488   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Dunkirk   [Map]   2,314   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Edgewood   [Map]   1,862   W   19 miles [30.6 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Muncie.

Communities Also Named Muncie ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Muncie - they are located in Illinois and Tennessee.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Muncie.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Muncie. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Muncie. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Muncie. Our list includes 50 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Muncie:

Websites for Muncie ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Muncie ...

Looking for more information about Muncie? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Muncie, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Muncie.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Indiana

About Delaware County

About Indiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Muncie:

The official website for Delaware County:

The official website for State of Indiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Muncie refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Muncie may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Muncie.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Muncie - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Muncie). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Muncie or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Muncie includes: 47302, 47303, 47304, 47305, 47306, 47307 & 47308.

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<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Muncie) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Muncie. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Muncie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Muncie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.1982, Longitude: -85.3900     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Muncie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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