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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 Population21,51221,81521,59521,19621,046
Change Since 1990 30383-316-466
Pct. Change Since 1990 1.4%0.4%-1.5%-2.2%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
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Net Domestic Migration-228
International Migration4
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)109
Births336
Deaths227
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,5577.4%
School Age (5 to 17)3,95118.8%
College Age (18 to 24)1,7418.3%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,66322.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,60826.6%
Older (65 plus)3,52616.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone450.2%
Asian Alone1030.5%
Black Alone1090.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone70.0%
White Alone20,58097.8%
Two or More Race Groups2021.0%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino20,40897.0%
Hispanic or Latino6383.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households8,117100.0%
  Family Households5,46467.3%
    Married with Children1,52118.7%
    Married without Children2,76434.1%
    Single Parents7419.1%
    Other4385.4%
  Non-family Households2,65332.7%
    Living Alone2,25727.8%
Average Household Size2.61
Average Family Household Size3.87
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195023,157NANA
196022,572-585-2.5%
197023,5751,0034.4%
198023,239-336-1.4%
199021,512-1,727-7.4%
April 200021,8153031.4%
April 201021,253-562-2.6%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections21,25321,04520,93020,86620,755
Change Since 2010 -208-323-387-498
Pct. Change Since 2010 -1.0%-1.5%-1.8%-2.3%
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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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