Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Fountain 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 Population17,80817,96217,43617,24316,505
Change Since 1990 154-372-565-1,303
Pct. Change Since 1990 0.9%-2.1%-3.2%-7.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration9
International Migration2
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)18
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)9916.0%
School Age (5 to 17)2,71516.4%
College Age (18 to 24)1,2877.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,61021.9%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,62928.0%
Older (65 plus)3,27319.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone590.4%
Asian Alone570.3%
Black Alone940.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone130.1%
White Alone16,09397.5%
Two or More Race Groups1891.1%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino16,08697.5%
Hispanic or Latino4192.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households6,963100.0%
  Family Households4,49164.5%
    Married with Children1,19517.2%
    Married without Children2,32033.3%
    Single Parents4476.4%
  Non-family Households2,47235.5%
    Living Alone1,98828.6%
Average Household Size2.37
Average Family Household Size3.67
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200017,9621540.9%
April 201017,243-719-4.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
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%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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