Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Blackford 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 Population14,06714,04213,39212,76612,027
Change Since 1990 -25-675-1,301-2,040
Pct. Change Since 1990 -0.2%-4.8%-9.2%-14.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration-51
International Migration4
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-31
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)6545.4%
School Age (5 to 17)1,94716.2%
College Age (18 to 24)9117.6%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,58721.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)3,35627.9%
Older (65 plus)2,52121.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone280.2%
Asian Alone390.3%
Black Alone770.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone40.0%
White Alone11,64596.8%
Two or More Race Groups1831.5%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino11,78898.0%
Hispanic or Latino1881.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households5,199100.0%
  Family Households3,47466.8%
    Married with Children80615.5%
    Married without Children1,86835.9%
    Single Parents4709.0%
  Non-family Households1,72533.2%
    Living Alone1,50428.9%
Average Household Size2.31
Average Family Household Size3.46
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200014,042-25-0.2%
April 201012,766-1,276-9.1%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
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%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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