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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 Population26,01525,59124,70024,28223,331
Change Since 1990 -424-1,315-1,733-2,684
Pct. Change Since 1990 -1.6%-5.1%-6.7%-10.3%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
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Net Domestic Migration-47
International Migration4
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-41
Births246
Deaths287
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,2165.2%
School Age (5 to 17)3,97117.0%
College Age (18 to 24)1,7887.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,29522.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,52027.9%
Older (65 plus)4,54119.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone480.2%
Asian Alone1040.4%
Black Alone3481.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone10.0%
White Alone22,53896.6%
Two or More Race Groups2921.3%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino23,09599.0%
Hispanic or Latino2361.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households9,336100.0%
  Family Households6,35968.1%
    Married with Children1,45715.6%
    Married without Children3,02432.4%
    Single Parents9269.9%
    Other95210.2%
  Non-family Households2,97731.9%
    Living Alone2,45026.2%
Average Household Size2.51
Average Family Household Size3.68
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195023,391NANA
196024,4541,0634.5%
197026,2161,7627.2%
198028,2722,0567.8%
199026,015-2,257-8.0%
April 200025,591-424-1.6%
April 201024,302-1,289-5.0%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections24,27723,63822,98722,34621,674
Change Since 2010 -639-1,290-1,931-2,603
Pct. Change Since 2010 -2.6%-5.3%-8.0%-10.7%
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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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