Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Jay 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 Population21,81521,25320,87920,47820,198
Change Since 2000 -562-936-1,337-1,617
Pct. Change Since 2000 -2.6%-4.3%-6.1%-7.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2021 to 2022
Net Domestic Migration-158
International Migration6
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)42
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,3966.9%
School Age (5 to 17)3,74918.5%
College Age (18 to 24)1,5797.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,54122.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,21425.7%
Older (65 plus)3,76918.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone550.3%
Asian Alone840.4%
Black Alone1550.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone70.0%
White Alone19,68796.9%
Two or More Race Groups2601.3%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino19,56296.3%
Hispanic or Latino6863.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households8,146100.0%
  Family Households5,23364.2%
    Married with Children1,36816.8%
    Married without Children2,46730.3%
    Single Parents6978.6%
  Non-family Households2,91335.8%
    Living Alone2,43829.9%
Average Household Size2.49
Average Family Household Size3.88
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200021,8153031.4%
April 201021,253-562-2.6%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections21,25321,15521,14921,10920,975
Change Since 2010 -98-104-144-278
Pct. Change Since 2010 -0.5%-0.5%-0.7%-1.3%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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