Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Clay 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 Population24,70526,56727,09726,88726,198
Change Since 1990 1,8622,3922,1821,493
Pct. Change Since 1990 7.5%9.7%8.8%6.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration-40
International Migration-2
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)38
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,6326.2%
School Age (5 to 17)4,38916.8%
College Age (18 to 24)2,0227.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,34324.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,25327.7%
Older (65 plus)4,55917.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone780.3%
Asian Alone900.3%
Black Alone1830.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone130.0%
White Alone25,52297.4%
Two or More Race Groups3121.2%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino25,83798.6%
Hispanic or Latino3611.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households10,541100.0%
  Family Households7,56571.8%
    Married with Children2,38122.6%
    Married without Children3,56233.8%
    Single Parents9088.6%
  Non-family Households2,97628.2%
    Living Alone2,43623.1%
Average Household Size2.49
Average Family Household Size3.46
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200026,5671,8627.5%
April 201026,8873201.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections26,89027,00927,06627,04526,885
Change Since 2010 119176155-5
Pct. Change Since 2010 0.4%0.7%0.6%-0.0%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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