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Muncie

Delaware County,

Indiana

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"We're having a ball!"
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The Indiana state capital is Indianapolis.


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Zip Codes

47302, 47303, 47304, 47305

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Statistics & Facts

The population of Muncie is approximately 71,170 (2001).
The approximate number of families is 29,828 (1990).

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 miscellany.

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Location

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

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Climate & Weather

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

Muncie history:

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
The incorporation date of Muncie: 1865

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Attractions

Muncie attractions:

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

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.

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Economy & Industry

Muncie economy: 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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