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Muncie
Delaware County, Indiana

ZipCodes
47302, 47303, 47304, 47305

Motto
"We're having a ball!"
"America's Hometown"



Page Contents for Muncie, Indiana

Statistics & Facts

Location

Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Economy

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Libraries.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.
The population of Muncie is approximately 71,170 (2001), 70085 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 29,828 (1990), 27722 (2010).
The amount of land area in Muncie is 58.986 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Muncie is 22.8 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.038 sq kilometers.
The distance from Muncie to Washington DC is 468 miles.
The distance to the Indiana state capital is 50 miles. (as the crow flies)
Muncie is positioned 40.19 degrees north of the equator and 85.39 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Muncie median income is $ 25,868 (1999).
The Muncie median home price is $ 63,000 (1997).
Muncie average annual rainfall is 40 inches per year
Muncie average annual snowfall is 16.5 inches per year.
Muncie average temperature is 52 degrees F.
The average winter temperature is 34 degrees F.
The average summer temperature is 72 degrees F.

Location

in east-central Indiana, approximately 58 miles northeast of Indianapolis. Here is a map page for Muncie.
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Climate


mild
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Weather


seasonal. Here is a weather page for Muncie, Indiana. For 24-hour weather information, please call 765-284-6111.
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History & History Related Items

The Munsee or Wolf Clan of the Delaware Indians established a tribal town along the White River called Munseetown. It was from this town that the present-day Muncie was named. The County was named for the Delaware tribe.

In 1886, natural gas was discovered nearby. With this discovery came many new businesses and industries. For a time, Muncie was the center for both glass and steel manufacturing in the state of Indiana. In 1888, the five Ball Brothers came to Muncie from New York to establish their glass manufacturing company. The Ball Corporation headquarters is still located in Muncie (1999). Several other establishments in Muncie were, in part, made possible through the efforts of the Ball family - Ball Hospital and Ball State University.

In 1929, Muncie was described in the "Middletown Study," by Robert S. and Helen M. Lynd. A second study in 1935 was called "Middletown in Transition." The study was continued in 1977 by the University of Virginia and called, "Middletown III." Muncie emerged from these studies as being a typical American city.

Ball State University, which opened in 1918 as part of the Indiana State Normal School in Terre Haute, grew tremendously during the 1960's and 1970's and continues to be an important part of the Muncie community environment.

An information page for Muncie, including a great history and other information
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The incorporation of Muncie

1865


Attractions

NOTED NOTABLES

Jim Davis - famous cartoonist - creates his "Garfield" comic strip from his studio outside of Muncie.

Emily Kimbrough, author, and Tom K. Ryan - cartoonist and creator of the "Tumbleweeds" comic strip both have lived in Muncie.

David Letterman - CBS late night talk show host, attended and graduated from Ball State University in Telecommunications.

Look at this page for information about the Morningside Community within the city of Muncie. Also try this page for more information on Morningside.

Museums and Gardens in Muncie.

Things to do in Muncie

Links for the Muncie area. Lots of Links to choose from!

Muncie Childrens Museum
515 South High Street
Muncie, Indiana 47305
Phone: (765) 286-1660

Summer Heat Air Festival Held each year in June
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Economy & Industry


Muncie is a major manufacturing center, but also is a regional center for commercial, financial and medical services. The largest employers (2001) are Ball State University and Ball Hospital.
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Muncie City Government

The City of Muncie, Indiana official site.

Muncie City Clerk
300 N High St.
Muncie, IN 47305-1644
Phone: 765-747-4831
Mayor's Office: 765-747-4845
City Information: 765-747-4844

In Muncie, the city government consists of a Mayor as the chief executive officer. The nine-member city council is the city governing body, whose members are elected to four year terms with 6 elected from specific districts and 3 elected at-large.



Muncie and Indiana Law Enforcement Guide



COUNTY GOVERNMENT


Muncie is the County seat of Delaware County.

Delaware County Commissioners
100 W Main St.
Muncie, IN 47305-2827
Phone: 765-747-7730

Muncie Chamber

Muncie-Delaware County Chamber Of Commerce
401 S High St.
Muncie, IN 47305
Phone: 765-288-6681
Toll-free: 800-336-1373

Muncie Organizations

Muncie-Delaware County Chamber Of Commerce
401 S High St.
Muncie, IN 47305
Phone: 765-288-6681
Toll-free: 800-336-1373

Muncie Libraries

Muncie Public Library
Main Library
Carnegie Library
301 E. Jackson
Muncie, Indiana
Phone: 765-747-8200

Conley Library
1824 E. Centennial Avenue
Muncie, Indiana
Phone: 765-747-8216

Hunt Library
1110 W. Memorial Drive
Muncie, Indiana
Phone: 765-747-8218

Kennedy Library
1700 W. McGalliard
Muncie, Indiana
Phone:765-747-8212

We have a Cybermobile (a computerlab on wheels) Phone: 765-747-8209.

Muncie Schools

Delaware Community Schools
7821 N State Road 3
Muncie, IN 47303-9401
Phone: 765-284-5074


Muncie Community Schools


Cowan Community Schools
1000 West Co. Rd. 600 South
Muncie, IN 47302
Phone: (765) 289-7129


Mount Pleasant Township Community School Corporation


Heritage Hall Christian Academy


St Lawrence Catholic School
2801 E. 16th St.
Muncie, IN 47302
Phone: 765-282-9353
Email: StLaw@Prodigy.net



HIGHER EDUCATION


Ball State University
2000 W University Ave.
Muncie, IN 47306-1022
Phone: 765-285-1555

Indiana Business College
1809 N Walnut St.
Muncie, IN 47303-1953
Phone: 765-288-8681

Muncie Bible College
1300 S Liberty St.
Muncie, IN 47302-3144
Phone: 765-741-0601 Muncie

Miscellany

The population of Muncie was:
1990 - 71,035
1991 - 70,718
1992 - 70,289
1993 - 70,370
1994 - 69,491
1995 - 69,289
1996 - 68,792
1997 - 68,102
1998 - 67,476
2001 - 71,170

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