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Average Rent in Muncie, IN

Avg. RentAnnual Change
Muncie Studio - $595-8%
Muncie 1 Bed - $695+3%
Muncie 2 Beds - $895+12%

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Demographics

Education

High School

47%

Associate's

30%

Bachelor's

13%

Master's

8%

Doctorate

2%

Family Size

2 people

47%

3 people

25%

4 people

18%

5 people

6%

6+ people

4%

Household Income

0-50k

65%

50-100k

25%

100-150k

8%

150-200k

2%

200k+

1%

Age

0-10

10%

10-20

16%

20-45

41%

45-65

20%

65+

14%

Affordability

Percentage: 3/53/5

Renters gave this area a 3 out of 5 for affordability

*The rent information included in this summary is based on a median calculation of multifamily rental property inventory on Apartment Guide and Rent.com over the past 12-months and is for illustrative purposes only. This information does not constitute a pricing guarantee or financial advice related to the rental market.

Rent Trends

Average rent in Muncie, IN

In Muncie, IN, as of 2024, the average rent for apartments ranges from $595 to $895. Specifically, the average rent for a studio apartment in Muncie, IN is $595. For those seeking a 1-bedroom apartments, the average rent is $695. And for a 2-bedroom apartment, renters can expect to pay an average of $895.

Annual Rent Change Over the Past 12 Months

Studio

-8%

Changed from $647 to $595
1 Bed

+3%

Changed from $675 to $695
2 Beds

+12%

Changed from $799 to $895

Rent Ranges

Apartment PricesProportion
22%
30%
33%
10%
4%

Compare Other Cities

CityStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Fishers$1,305+8%
Carmel$1,292+15%
Noblesville$1,097-1%
Westfield$1,073-20%
Kokomo$715+8%
Marion$510+3%
Connersville$500--
Anderson$4620%
City1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Carmel$1,610+4%
Westfield$1,494+4%
Zionsville$1,462+4%
Noblesville$1,363+3%
Fishers$1,195-25%
Greenfield$1,059-6%
Beech Grove$1,052+5%
Bluffton$929-1%
Kokomo$912+10%
Fortville$870+43%
Anderson$783+6%
Galveston$650--
Connersville$650--
Richmond$640-2%
Huntington$611--
Marion$610+5%
Wabash$595+74%
Geneva$427--
City2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Carmel$2,038+8%
Westfield$1,767+6%
Zionsville$1,663-11%
Fishers$1,405-32%
Noblesville$1,340-8%
Greenfield$1,232-4%
Beech Grove$1,159+1%
Bluffton$1,1490%
Fortville$1,124+3%
Kokomo$1,037+12%
Anderson$949+11%
Wabash$895--
Connersville$800--
Marion$740+4%
Richmond$740+4%
Huntington$731--
Galveston$695--
Geneva$465--

Compare Neighborhoods

Forest Park

$637

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Thomas Park

$650

1 Bed Avg. Rent

Westside

$675

1 Bed Avg. Rent

What are the most affordable neighborhoods in Muncie, IN?

For renters in Muncie seeking more affordable options, the neighborhoods to watch are Forest Park, Thomas Park, and Westside, where average rents for 1-bedroom apartments stand at $637, $650, and $675 respectively. Additional areas offering value are Downtown and Old West End, where the rents are $695 and $695, a favorable comparison to Muncie's overall 1-bedroom average of $695.

What are the most expensive neighborhoods in Muncie, IN?

In Muncie, the neighborhoods commanding the highest rents are Downtown, Old West End, and Anthony. A 1-bedroom apartment in Downtown averages at $695, in Old West End it averages $695, and in Anthony, the average is $695. For additional high-end living options, Minnetrista offers 1-bedroom apartments at $695, and Westside at $675. These rates compare to the overall average rent of $695 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Muncie, highlighting the premium nature of these specific neighborhoods.

What are the most popular neighborhoods in Muncie, IN?

In Muncie, the most sought-after neighborhoods for renters include Westside, Forest Park, and Anthony. In Westside, the average rent for a 1-bedroom apartment is $675. Forest Park sees average rents of $637 for a 1-bedroom unit. Anthony offers similar appeal with 1-bedroom apartments averaging $695. For those seeking other popular areas, Thomas Park presents 1-bedroom apartments at $650, and Old West End at $695. These prices are set against the backdrop of the city-wide average of $695 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Muncie, underscoring the popularity of these particular neighborhoods.

NeighborhoodStudio Avg RentAnnual Change
Anthony$612+6%
Downtown$595-30%
Minnetrista$595--
Thomas Park$5950%
Neighborhood1 Bed Avg RentAnnual Change
Downtown$695+3%
Old West End$695--
Anthony$695-1%
Minnetrista$695--
Westside$675+4%
Thomas Park$650-6%
Neighborhood2 Beds Avg RentAnnual Change
Sky Park$1,100--
Westside$1,050+5%
Whitely$925--
Downtown$875+9%
Anthony$850+13%
Minnetrista$850+22%
Thomas Park$795--
Southside$765-4%

Transportation

Commute Time

0-15 Mins

49%

15-30 Mins

31%

30-40 Mins

8%

40-60 Mins

6%

60+ Mins

6%

Transportation Scores

Percentage: 4646

Walk Score®

Walkable

No

Say 11 of 13 renters

Has Sidewalks

No

Say 7 of 13 renters

Percentage: 6262

Bike Score®

Bike Friendly

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Area Amenities

Top Score

Parks

2.5/5 stars based on undefined reviews

There's fresh air to be had here.

  1. Few parks per resident
  2. Significantly more parks than average
  3. 25% more parks than areas of a similar size

Grocery Stores

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The food shops around here are few and far between.

  1. Few grocery stores per resident
  2. 15% more grocery stores than average
  3. 11% fewer grocery stores than areas of a similar size

Restaurants

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Muncie serves up a dining scene that's only lukewarm.

  1. Few restaurants per resident
  2. 35% more restaurants than average
  3. 7% more restaurants than areas of a similar size

Coffee

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The coffee scene is lukewarm in Muncie.

  1. Few coffee shops per resident
  2. 12% fewer coffee shops than average
  3. 32% fewer coffee shops than areas of a similar size

Nightlife

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll need to stock up the mini-bar. Muncie is running dry.

  1. A high number of bars and clubs per resident
  2. Significantly more bars and clubs than average
  3. Significantly more bars and clubs than areas of a similar size

Retail Shops

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

The retail inventory is low in Muncie.

  1. Few shops per resident
  2. 28% fewer shops than average
  3. A standard number of shops compared to areas of a similar size

Health and Fitness

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You'll have to workout somewhere else to keep fit.

  1. Few gyms per resident
  2. 11% fewer gyms than average
  3. 63% fewer gyms than areas of a similar size

Pet Services

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Muncie could do with more oppawtunities for pets.

  1. Few pet facilities per resident
  2. 14% fewer pet facilities than average
  3. 44% fewer pet facilities than areas of a similar size

Fine Arts

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

You gotta Van Gogh somewhere else for art.

  1. Few fine art centers per resident
  2. 24% more fine art centers than average
  3. 29% fewer fine art centers than areas of a similar size

Medical Care

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

We have a bone to pick with this Muncie's access to medical care.

  1. Few medical facilities per resident
  2. 37% fewer medical facilities than average
  3. 47% fewer medical facilities than areas of a similar size

Gas Stations

2/5 stars based on undefined reviews

Honk if you see a gas station.

  1. Few gas stations per resident
  2. 64% more gas stations than average
  3. A standard number of gas stations compared to areas of a similar size

Area Features

Area Has Litter

No

Say 13 of 13 renters

Noise Late At Night

No

Say 11 of 13 renters

Mostly Older Buildings

No

Say 10 of 13 renters

Area Has Potholes

No

Say 10 of 13 renters

Quiet Area

Yes

Say 10 of 13 renters

Busy Streets

No

Say 9 of 13 renters

Good Place To Raise A Family

Yes

Say 9 of 13 renters

Near Schools

Yes

Say 8 of 13 renters

Pet Friendly

Yes

Say 8 of 13 renters

Maintained Yards

Yes

Say 8 of 13 renters

Area Has Kids Play Outside

Yes

Say 7 of 13 renters

Safe For Families

Yes

Say 7 of 13 renters

Near Grocery Stores

No

Say 7 of 13 renters

Nearby Parks

No

Say 8 of 13 renters

Well Lit

No

Say 8 of 13 renters

Near Downtown

No

Say 9 of 13 renters

Near Highways

No

Say 9 of 13 renters

Mostly Newer Buildings

No

Say 11 of 13 renters

Nice Views

No

Say 11 of 13 renters

Tree Lined Streets

No

Say 12 of 13 renters

Schools

Percentage: 4/54/5

School Score

How satisfied do renters feel with the schools in this area.

Top Schools in Muncie

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About

Muncie, IN

Overview of Muncie

Located in Delaware County, Muncie is approximately 60 miles northeast of Indianapolis and is surrounded by Grant and Blackford counties. The dynamic community of Muncie has been named by Money Magazine as one of the top five "Up and Coming Cities" with a population of less than 250,000. Also, Muncie is the only city that was recognized as "Community of the Year" by the Indiana State Chamber of Commerce two times.

Muncie apartments for rent are near diverse options for entertainment, dining and shopping. Downtown Muncie is a hub for creatives, families, young professionals and retirees. Although there is a bustling downtown center, there are many areas where residents can enjoy the great outdoors. The Prairie Creek Reservoir, for instance, spans 1,275 acres of water and 750 acres of land, where visitors enjoy water activities like boating, fishing and swimming.

According to statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau, the population of Muncie has remained about the same over the past two decades. Today, more than 70,000 people call Muncie home.

Living in Muncie, IN

In the early 1800s, Munseetown was located along the White River, and was visited by British soldiers and Moravian missionaries before settlers made their claim on the land. In the early 1800s, Indians traveled to the Indiana territory, which was then a part of the Northwest Territory and was governed under the Northwest Ordinance of 1787. By 1827, Delaware County was founded as a small Indian village.

Like most other Midwestern communities, Muncie's history is rooted with an agricultural and industrial past. After the arrival of the Indianapolis and Bellefontaine Railroad in 1852, industrial development began to prosper and aided in the growth of Muncie. The Ball Brothers Glass Manufacturing Company's move from Buffalo, New York, in 1888 played a significant role in the growth of the economy in Muncie.  Although the company moved to Colorado in 1998, the legacy of the Ball family lives on in Ball State University and Ball Memorial Hospital.

Another company that made a huge impact on the economic development is Warner Gear, which pioneered the development of automotive transmissions throughout the 20th century. The company conquered many milestones, including the standardization of the industry's first manual transmission. In 1928 Warner Gear merged with other automotive companies to become Borg-Warner.

Muncie Work and Study

Many apartments in Muncie are occupied by students who attend Ball State University, which offers 180 undergraduate majors and professional programs, and more than 100 master's degrees. The school specializes in architecture, telecommunications, landscape and education. Other options for post-secondary education in the area include Purdue University, Ivy Tech Community College, Anderson University and Taylor University.

Since Ball State University is located right downtown, many residents find employment at the school. The school is the top employer in Muncie followed by IU Health, Muncie Community Schools, IBM Call Center and Sallie Mae.

Rentals in Muncie, IN and Cost of Living

Living in Muncie is very inexpensive, especially considering the high quality of life residents have. According to Best Places, the overall cost of living is 21 points lower than the national average, food is 9 points lower and utilities are 15 points lower. Similarly, apartments in Muncie are very reasonably priced. According to statistics from the U.S Census Bureau, the average cost of a rental is $654.

Muncie Attractions and Special Events

In downtown Muncie, there are several events that residents enjoy each month. The Muncie MusicFest is one of those events, which features food vendors, beer gardens and merchandise for everyone. For families in Muncie, many spend their weekends or free days at the Muncie Children's Museum, which was founded in 1975. Other attractions in Muncie include America's Hometown Band, Emens Auditorium, Muncie Symphony Orchestra and Muncie Civic Theatre.

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