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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
 19902000200520102017
Total Population45,52755,43963,04570,04374,940
Change Since 1990 9,91217,51824,51629,413
Pct. Change Since 1990 21.8%38.5%53.8%64.6%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
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Net Domestic Migration1,069
International Migration-1
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)144
Births779
Deaths635
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)4,3935.9%
School Age (5 to 17)13,26017.7%
College Age (18 to 24)5,8477.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)18,58724.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)21,00728.0%
Older (65 plus)11,89115.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone2210.3%
Asian Alone6550.9%
Black Alone2,0802.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone300.0%
White Alone70,86894.6%
Two or More Race Groups1,1311.5%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino73,21597.7%
Hispanic or Latino1,7702.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households27,576100.0%
  Family Households20,05972.7%
    Married with Children6,65024.1%
    Married without Children9,84335.7%
    Single Parents2,1737.9%
    Other1,3935.1%
  Non-family Households7,51727.3%
    Living Alone6,14122.3%
Average Household Size2.72
Average Family Household Size3.74
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195020,332NANA
196026,6656,33331.1%
197035,0968,43131.6%
198043,9398,84325.2%
199045,5271,5883.6%
April 200055,4399,91221.8%
April 201070,04314,60426.3%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections70,00276,23781,79687,06091,967
Change Since 2010 6,23511,79417,05821,965
Pct. Change Since 2010 8.9%16.8%24.4%31.4%
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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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