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 Population14,04212,76612,01912,11511,919
Change Since 2000 -1,276-2,023-1,927-2,123
Pct. Change Since 2000 -9.1%-14.4%-13.7%-15.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2021 to 2022
Net Domestic Migration-45
International Migration5
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-93
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)6695.5%
School Age (5 to 17)2,00316.6%
College Age (18 to 24)8697.2%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,67622.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)3,22826.8%
Older (65 plus)2,64621.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone400.3%
Asian Alone680.6%
Black Alone1140.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone40.0%
White Alone11,66296.7%
Two or More Race Groups2031.7%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino11,85698.3%
Hispanic or Latino2351.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households4,963100.0%
  Family Households3,18264.1%
    Married with Children76715.5%
    Married without Children1,82036.7%
    Single Parents3777.6%
  Non-family Households1,78135.9%
    Living Alone1,64233.1%
Average Household Size2.43
Average Family Household Size3.79
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 Projections12,76612,28711,75911,21010,592
Change Since 2010 -479-1,007-1,556-2,174
Pct. Change Since 2010 -3.8%-7.9%-12.2%-17.0%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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