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 Population23,64524,55925,37425,73126,737
Change Since 1990 9141,7292,0863,092
Pct. Change Since 1990 3.9%7.3%8.8%13.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration-24
International Migration42
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)79
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,7466.5%
School Age (5 to 17)4,79417.9%
College Age (18 to 24)2,1888.2%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,40424.0%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,24127.1%
Older (65 plus)4,36416.3%
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 Alone25,80496.5%
Two or More Race Groups2571.0%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino26,19698.0%
Hispanic or Latino5412.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households10,120100.0%
  Family Households7,21771.3%
    Married with Children1,81417.9%
    Married without Children3,65536.1%
    Single Parents1,21912.0%
  Non-family Households2,90328.7%
    Living Alone2,40423.8%
Average Household Size2.63
Average Family Household Size3.69
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200024,5599143.9%
April 201025,7311,1724.8%
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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