Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Decatur 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 Population23,64524,55925,37425,73926,652
Change Since 1990 9141,7292,0943,007
Pct. Change Since 1990 3.9%7.3%8.9%12.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration-23
International Migration10
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)105
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,7466.6%
School Age (5 to 17)4,79418.0%
College Age (18 to 24)2,1888.2%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,40424.0%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,24127.2%
Older (65 plus)4,36416.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone590.2%
Asian Alone4491.7%
Black Alone1570.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone110.0%
White Alone25,80496.8%
Two or More Race Groups2571.0%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino26,19698.3%
Hispanic or Latino5412.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households10,354100.0%
  Family Households7,05068.1%
    Married with Children1,93918.7%
    Married without Children3,55534.3%
    Single Parents1,0099.7%
  Non-family Households3,30431.9%
    Living Alone2,73926.5%
Average Household Size2.57
Average Family Household Size3.78
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200024,5599143.9%
April 201025,7391,1804.8%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections25,74026,21626,59426,93127,149
Change Since 2010 4768541,1911,409
Pct. Change Since 2010 1.8%3.3%4.6%5.5%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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