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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 Population45,52755,43963,04570,04573,717
Change Since 1990 9,91217,51824,51828,190
Pct. Change Since 1990 21.8%38.5%53.9%61.9%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
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Net Domestic Migration1,201
International Migration0
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)136
Births738
Deaths602
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)4,0985.6%
School Age (5 to 17)13,20017.9%
College Age (18 to 24)5,8527.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)18,22724.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)20,80828.2%
Older (65 plus)11,53215.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone2180.3%
Asian Alone6290.9%
Black Alone1,9602.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone330.0%
White Alone69,88194.8%
Two or More Race Groups9961.4%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino72,05797.7%
Hispanic or Latino1,6602.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households26,340100.0%
  Family Households19,09372.5%
    Married with Children6,11923.2%
    Married without Children9,03334.3%
    Single Parents2,2428.5%
    Other1,6996.5%
  Non-family Households7,24727.5%
    Living Alone6,11523.2%
Average Household Size2.75
Average Family Household Size3.79
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 201070,04514,60626.3%
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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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