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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    A-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
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  12. Commute
    A
Muncie is a town in Indiana with a population of 69,237. Muncie is in Delaware County. Living in Muncie offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Muncie there are a lot of parks. Many young professionals live in Muncie and residents tend to lean conservative.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$70,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$714
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Muncie Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    143.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    1.5
    6.1
  • Rape
    58.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    116.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    595
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,096.3
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    643.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    9%
  • 10-17 years
    8%
  • 18-24 years
    28%
  • 25-34 years
    12%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    10%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    13%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    30%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    13%
    13%

Working in Muncie

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,372
National
$55,322
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I've lived in Muncie my entire life and I will say that I am proud to call this my city. Although, there's a lot of people everyone is like a big family! One thing I would like to see happen for the city of Muncie is more volunteer opportunities for the community. Our young people seem to be getting in the wrong things which is causing a lot of issues in homes of those families whose children are in the streets. Killings, murders, drugs has taken over the minds and the lives of our young people. Being 22 years old and active in youth ministry, there is only so much I can do. I would like to see the city of Muncie take charge to help better the community to protect the future. The young people today are the future for tomorrow!
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Muncie is a small city that needs more culture and diversity. There isn’t a lot to do on weekends outside of visiting the same places and seeing the same people. The school system also needs a lot of work! There are a lot of fast food options, but not vary many vegan or vegetarian options.
Muncie is a small city about an hour NE of Indy. It is home to Ball State University which is a great school! But Muncie has issues with a lot of drugs and petty crimes. The streets, curbs, sidewalks and sewers are all decaying and need to be replaced all over. There are also a lot of rundown homes. Downtown Muncie has been redone and is really nice! Muncie has a lot of potential but it needs a lot of investment. I can see it coming back to life, people just need to invest in the city.