Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Jefferson 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 Population29,79731,71231,99832,40232,089
Change Since 1990 1,9152,2012,6052,292
Pct. Change Since 1990 6.4%7.4%8.7%7.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration-194
International Migration14
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)20
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,8205.6%
School Age (5 to 17)4,99715.5%
College Age (18 to 24)3,26410.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,72724.0%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,08928.2%
Older (65 plus)5,52117.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1030.3%
Asian Alone2800.9%
Black Alone6522.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone90.0%
White Alone30,87695.7%
Two or More Race Groups4981.5%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino31,58898.0%
Hispanic or Latino8302.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households12,642100.0%
  Family Households8,63368.3%
    Married with Children2,25217.8%
    Married without Children3,98331.5%
    Single Parents1,46011.5%
  Non-family Households4,00931.7%
    Living Alone3,44127.2%
Average Household Size2.55
Average Family Household Size3.74
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200031,7121,9156.4%
April 201032,4046922.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections32,42832,65732,81132,88032,782
Change Since 2010 229383452354
Pct. Change Since 2010 0.7%1.2%1.4%1.1%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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