Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Howard 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 Population84,96182,74882,30283,65983,574
Change Since 2000 -2,213-2,659-1,302-1,387
Pct. Change Since 2000 -2.6%-3.1%-1.5%-1.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2021 to 2022
Net Domestic Migration269
International Migration65
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-363
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)5,1376.1%
School Age (5 to 17)14,08516.8%
College Age (18 to 24)6,7078.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)19,93423.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)21,32325.5%
Older (65 plus)16,50119.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone3840.5%
Asian Alone1,1261.3%
Black Alone6,9078.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone490.1%
White Alone72,70586.9%
Two or More Race Groups2,5163.0%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino80,46196.2%
Hispanic or Latino3,2263.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households34,674100.0%
  Family Households22,08763.7%
    Married with Children5,19815.0%
    Married without Children10,54930.4%
    Single Parents2,9958.6%
  Non-family Households12,58736.3%
    Living Alone10,83631.3%
Average Household Size2.41
Average Family Household Size3.79
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200084,9614,1345.1%
April 201082,748-2,213-2.6%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections82,75282,58182,38881,88380,786
Change Since 2010 -171-364-869-1,966
Pct. Change Since 2010 -0.2%-0.4%-1.1%-2.4%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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