Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Benton County, IN

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A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population9,4419,4278,9158,8368,617
Change Since 1990 -14-526-605-824
Pct. Change Since 1990 -0.1%-5.6%-6.4%-8.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration-71
International Migration1
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)30
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)5556.4%
School Age (5 to 17)1,59318.5%
College Age (18 to 24)6507.5%
Young Adult (25 to 44)1,95922.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)2,34627.2%
Older (65 plus)1,51017.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone230.3%
Asian Alone260.3%
Black Alone810.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone40.0%
White Alone8,35797.0%
Two or More Race Groups1221.4%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino8,15894.7%
Hispanic or Latino4555.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households3,397100.0%
  Family Households2,22765.6%
    Married with Children67219.8%
    Married without Children1,04730.8%
    Single Parents2948.7%
  Non-family Households1,17034.4%
    Living Alone99329.2%
Average Household Size2.54
Average Family Household Size3.87
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 20009,427-14-0.1%
April 20108,836-591-6.3%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections8,8548,7068,5598,3998,201
Change Since 2010 -148-295-455-653
Pct. Change Since 2010 -1.7%-3.3%-5.1%-7.4%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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