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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 Population80,82784,96184,38282,75282,568
Change Since 1990 4,1343,5551,9251,741
Pct. Change Since 1990 5.1%4.4%2.4%2.2%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
 Numbergraph
Net Domestic Migration-53
International Migration49
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)45
Births987
Deaths942
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)5,0666.1%
School Age (5 to 17)13,74716.6%
College Age (18 to 24)6,7278.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)19,17623.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)22,34927.1%
Older (65 plus)15,50318.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone3390.4%
Asian Alone9801.2%
Black Alone6,0667.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone330.0%
White Alone72,91388.3%
Two or More Race Groups2,2372.7%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino79,86196.7%
Hispanic or Latino2,7073.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households34,413100.0%
  Family Households22,28164.7%
    Married with Children5,68216.5%
    Married without Children10,88431.6%
    Single Parents3,43610.0%
    Other2,2796.6%
  Non-family Households12,13235.3%
    Living Alone10,54030.6%
Average Household Size2.40
Average Family Household Size3.71
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195054,498NANA
196069,50915,01127.5%
197083,19813,68919.7%
198086,8963,6984.4%
199080,827-6,069-7.0%
April 200084,9614,1345.1%
April 201082,752-2,209-2.6%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections82,75282,25081,54380,70679,522
Change Since 2010 -502-1,209-2,046-3,230
Pct. Change Since 2010 -0.6%-1.5%-2.5%-3.9%
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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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