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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 Population17,80817,96217,43617,23816,486
Change Since 1990 154-372-570-1,322
Pct. Change Since 1990 0.9%-2.1%-3.2%-7.4%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
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Net Domestic Migration-49
International Migration0
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-9
Births179
Deaths188
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)9165.6%
School Age (5 to 17)2,73916.6%
College Age (18 to 24)1,3218.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,59921.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,62328.0%
Older (65 plus)3,28819.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone610.4%
Asian Alone550.3%
Black Alone820.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone150.1%
White Alone16,07597.5%
Two or More Race Groups1981.2%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino16,07997.5%
Hispanic or Latino4072.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households6,951100.0%
  Family Households4,68267.4%
    Married with Children1,36019.6%
    Married without Children2,36434.0%
    Single Parents4706.8%
    Other4887.0%
  Non-family Households2,26932.6%
    Living Alone1,86126.8%
Average Household Size2.38
Average Family Household Size3.53
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195017,836NANA
196018,7068704.9%
197018,257-449-2.4%
198019,0337764.3%
199017,808-1,225-6.4%
April 200017,9621540.9%
April 201017,238-724-4.0%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections17,24016,90616,55516,21415,806
Change Since 2010 -334-685-1,026-1,434
Pct. Change Since 2010 -1.9%-4.0%-6.0%-8.3%
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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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