Muncie, IN

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Living in Muncie

Muncie is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Indiana. With a population of 67,999 people and 23 constituent neighborhoods, Muncie is the tenth largest community in Indiana.

Unlike some cities, Muncie isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Muncie are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Muncie is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Muncie who work in office and administrative support (12.33%), sales jobs (10.01%), and food service (9.79%).

Because Muncie has a very large number of students who are 18 years or older and in college, it is thought of as a college town. This has a major influence on local Muncie lifestyle, entertainment, and culture in general. Life in Muncie is very much tied to the academic calendar: when students return from the summer break in the fall, one will notice them out and about, buying groceries, out with friends, and generally getting re-acquainted with each other. In Muncie people study hard and play hard, and there is ample opportunity to do both.

Not only is Muncie a city with many college students, but it also retains many recent graduates who are looking to start new careers, shaping the character of the city into a place that is geared toward, and considered attractive to, many single, educated people. Many singles consider Muncie a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.

The education level of Muncie citizens is a little higher than the average for US cities and towns: 23.59% of adults in Muncie have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Muncie in 2018 was $20,386, which is low income relative to Indiana and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,544 for a family of four. However, Muncie contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Muncie also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 30.99% of its population below the federal poverty line.

Muncie is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Muncie home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Muncie residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Muncie include German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.

The most common language spoken in Muncie is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.