Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Brown 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 Population14,08014,95315,28315,21814,912
Change Since 1990 8731,2031,138832
Pct. Change Since 1990 6.2%8.5%8.1%5.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
Net Domestic Migration16
International Migration-1
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-40
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)5813.9%
School Age (5 to 17)2,19714.7%
College Age (18 to 24)1,0236.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,88419.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,89432.8%
Older (65 plus)3,33322.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone780.5%
Asian Alone610.4%
Black Alone900.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone20.0%
White Alone14,46897.0%
Two or More Race Groups2131.4%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino14,66598.3%
Hispanic or Latino2471.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households5,953100.0%
  Family Households4,20170.6%
    Married with Children86014.4%
    Married without Children2,50442.1%
    Single Parents4657.8%
  Non-family Households1,75229.4%
    Living Alone1,39023.3%
Average Household Size2.50
Average Family Household Size3.55
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200014,9538736.2%
April 201015,2452922.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections15,24215,41215,39315,19514,812
Change Since 2010 170151-47-430
Pct. Change Since 2010 1.1%1.0%-0.3%-2.8%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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