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Encyclopedia > Delaware County, Indiana
Delaware County, Indiana
Seal of Delaware County, Indiana
Map
Map of Indiana highlighting Delaware County
Location in the state of Indiana
Map of the U.S. highlighting Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1827
Seat Muncie
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

396 sq mi (1,026 km²)
393 sq mi (1,018 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.66%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

118,769
302/sq mi (117/km²)
Website: www.co.delaware.in.us

Delaware County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population was 118,769. The county seat is Muncie[1]. It is part of the Muncie, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area. For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_IN.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Indiana ... For other uses of terms redirecting here, see US (disambiguation), USA (disambiguation), and United States (disambiguation) Motto In God We Trust(since 1956) (From Many, One; Latin, traditional) Anthem The Star-Spangled Banner Capital Washington, D.C. Largest city New York City National language English (de facto)1 Demonym American... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Muncie (IPA: ) is a city in Delaware County in east central Indiana, best known as the home of Ball State University and the birthplace of the Ball Corporation. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of... For other uses, see Indiana (disambiguation). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Muncie (IPA: ) is a city in Delaware County in east central Indiana, best known as the home of Ball State University and the birthplace of the Ball Corporation. ... In the United States, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has produced a formal definition of metropolitan areas, which are organized around county boundaries. ...

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 396 square miles (1,025 km²), of which 393 square miles (1,019 km²) is land and 3 square miles (7 km²) (0.66%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ...


Major highways

Image File history File links I-69. ... Interstate 69 just outside Indianapolis near Pendleton, Indiana Interstate 69 (I-69) is an Interstate Highway in the United States. ... Image File history File links US_35. ... ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... State Road 3 in the U.S. State of Indiana is a long north-south route running through east central Indiana from near the Michigan state line to near the Ohio River. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... State Road 28 is an east-west cross-state road in Central Indiana. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... State Road 32 in the U.S. State of Indiana is an east-west highway in central Indiana. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... State Road 67 in the U.S. State of Indiana cuts a diagonal route from southwest to northeast across the state from the north side of Vincennes to Indianapolis, and then from Indianapolis to the Ohio state line, where it becomes State Route 29, east of Bryant. ... Image File history File links Indiana_332. ... State Road 332 in the U.S. State of Indiana offers a connection to Interstate 69 (Exit 41) from Muncie. ...

Adjacent counties

Blackford County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Jay County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Randolph County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Henry County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. ... Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana, United States. ...

History

Muncie from the northwest.
Muncie from the northwest.

Delaware County was formed in 1827. It was named for the Delaware, a Native American people who still lived in the county. The Delaware were removed from the county in the 1840s. The county was once home to The Prophet, the brother of Tecumseh who instigated a native uprising in 1811. David Conner was the first settler to live in the county in the early 1810s.[2] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2115 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Delaware County, Indiana Muncie, Indiana ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 2115 KB) File links The following pages link to this file: Delaware County, Indiana Muncie, Indiana ... The Lenape or Lenni-Lenape (later named Delaware Indians by Europeans) were, in the 1600s, loosely organized bands of Native American people practicing small-scale agriculture to augment a largely mobile hunter-gatherer society in the region around the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and western Long Island Sound. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States and their history after European contact, chiefly in what is now the United States. ... For other uses, see Tecumseh (disambiguation). ...


Following the American Civil War the county experienced an economic boom after the discovery of natural gas that fueled rapid industrial growth in the surrounding area. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


Demographics

Delaware County
Population by year

2000 118,769
1990 119,659
1980 128,587
1970 129,219
1960 110,938
1950 90,252
1940 74,963
1930 67,270
1920 56,377
1910 51,414
1900 49,624
1890 30,131
1880 22,926
1870 19,030
1860 15,753
1850 10,843
1840 8,843
1830 2,374
1820 3,677

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 118,769 people, 47,131 households, and 29,692 families residing in the county. The population density was 302 people per square mile (117/km²). There were 51,032 housing units at an average density of 130 per square mile (50/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 90.73% White, 6.72% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.47% from other races, and 1.13% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 22.7% were of American, 20.9% German, 12.2% English and 9.8% Irish ancestry according to Census 2000. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... This article is about the English as an ethnic group and nation. ... The United States 2000 Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ...


There were 47,131 households out of which 27.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.50% were married couples living together, 10.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.00% were non-families. 28.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.90. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 16.90% from 18 to 24, 25.60% from 25 to 44, 21.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 92.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.20 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $34,659, and the median income for a family was $45,394. Males had a median income of $36,155 versus $23,268 for females. The per capita income for the county was $19,233. About 9.00% of families and 15.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.70% of those under age 18 and 8.00% of those age 65 or over. Per capita income means how much each individual receives, in monetary terms, of the yearly income generated in their country. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Related Links

External links

Ball State University is a state-run research university located in Muncie, Indiana, USA. Located on the northwest side of the city, Ball States campus spans more than 1,000 acres (4 km²). The student body consists of more than 20,000 students, of which over 18,000 are...

Cities and towns

Albany is a town located in Delaware County, Indiana. ... Daleville is a town located in Delaware County, Indiana. ... Eaton is a town located in Delaware County, Indiana. ... Gaston is a town located in Delaware County, Indiana. ... Muncie (IPA: ) is a city in Delaware County in east central Indiana, best known as the home of Ball State University and the birthplace of the Ball Corporation. ... Selma from the air, looking northeast. ... Yorktown from the air, looking east. ...

Townships

  • Center
  • Delaware
  • Hamilton
  • Harrison
  • Liberty
  • Monroe
  • Mount Pleasant
  • Niles
  • Perry
  • Salem
  • Union
  • Washington

References

  • Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8. 

Coordinates: 40°14′N 85°24′W / 40.23, -85.40 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


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Calvin L. Long (1265 words)
Born in Delaware County, Indiana, July 12, 1852, he grew up on a farm, attended country schools, spent two years in Ridgeville College, a Baptist institution at Ridgeville, Indiana, and in 1871 entered the Northern Indiana Normal School at Valparaiso, where he took both the teachers' training course and a business course, graduating in 1873.
He was reared in York County, then moved to Bourbon County, Kentucky, later to Ohio, and was married in Butler County of the latter state January 10, 1805, to Jane Cartmil.
She was born in Augusta County, Virginia, April 19, 1780, and died in Delaware County, Indiana, June 13, 1852, aged seventy-two years one month twelve days.
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