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Population

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
 19902000200520102018
Total Population23,64524,55925,37425,73926,794
Change Since 1990 9141,7292,0943,149
Pct. Change Since 1990 3.9%7.3%8.9%13.3%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2017 to 2018
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Net Domestic Migration43
International Migration10
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)90
Births366
Deaths276
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,7856.7%
School Age (5 to 17)4,77017.8%
College Age (18 to 24)2,1358.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,47924.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,14026.6%
Older (65 plus)4,48516.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone680.3%
Asian Alone3561.3%
Black Alone1660.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone110.0%
White Alone25,92896.8%
Two or More Race Groups2651.0%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino26,23497.9%
Hispanic or Latino5602.1%
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%
    Other5475.3%
  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
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195018,218NANA
196020,0191,8019.9%
197022,7382,71913.6%
198023,8411,1034.9%
199023,645-196-0.8%
April 200024,5599143.9%
April 201025,7391,1804.8%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
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%
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Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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