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Population

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
 19902000200520102016
Total Population14,06714,04213,39212,74712,149
Change Since 1990 -25-675-1,320-1,918
Pct. Change Since 1990 -0.2%-4.8%-9.4%-13.6%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
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Net Domestic Migration-104
International Migration10
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-38
Births131
Deaths169
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)7356.0%
School Age (5 to 17)1,96116.1%
College Age (18 to 24)9257.6%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,62621.6%
Older Adult (45 to 64)3,36927.7%
Older (65 plus)2,53320.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone270.2%
Asian Alone680.6%
Black Alone770.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone40.0%
White Alone11,76896.9%
Two or More Race Groups2051.7%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino11,95298.4%
Hispanic or Latino1971.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households5,228100.0%
  Family Households3,57468.4%
    Married with Children79615.2%
    Married without Children1,91136.6%
    Single Parents52910.1%
    Other3386.5%
  Non-family Households1,65431.6%
    Living Alone1,46228.0%
Average Household Size2.35
Average Family Household Size3.44
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195014,026NANA
196014,7927665.5%
197015,8881,0967.4%
198015,570-318-2.0%
199014,067-1,503-9.7%
April 200014,042-25-0.2%
April 201012,766-1,276-9.1%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections12,76612,18711,63311,09310,517
Change Since 2010 -579-1,133-1,673-2,249
Pct. Change Since 2010 -4.5%-8.9%-13.1%-17.6%
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Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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