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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
 19902000200520102016
Total Population156,198182,793192,242197,473203,781
Change Since 1990 26,59536,04441,27547,583
Pct. Change Since 1990 17.0%23.1%26.4%30.5%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
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Net Domestic Migration-987
International Migration100
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,506
Births3,128
Deaths1,622
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)15,1357.4%
School Age (5 to 17)41,75420.5%
College Age (18 to 24)18,0888.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)50,83925.0%
Older Adult (45 to 64)49,94124.6%
Older (65 plus)27,71713.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1,1810.6%
Asian Alone2,4341.2%
Black Alone12,8116.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1570.1%
White Alone182,10189.6%
Two or More Race Groups4,7902.4%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino172,38784.8%
Hispanic or Latino31,08715.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households70,439100.0%
  Family Households50,57771.8%
    Married with Children15,42821.9%
    Married without Children22,00731.2%
    Single Parents8,31011.8%
    Other4,8326.9%
  Non-family Households19,86228.2%
    Living Alone16,32923.2%
Average Household Size2.89
Average Family Household Size4.02
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195084,512NANA
1960106,79022,27826.4%
1970126,52919,73918.5%
1980137,33010,8018.5%
1990156,19818,86813.7%
April 2000182,79326,59517.0%
April 2010197,56114,7688.1%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections197,559204,959212,036218,988225,496
Change Since 2010 7,40014,47721,42927,937
Pct. Change Since 2010 3.7%7.3%10.8%14.1%
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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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