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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
 19902000201020152020
Total Population475,594484,582496,112488,195487,536
Change Since 1990 8,98820,51812,60111,942
Pct. Change Since 1990 1.9%4.3%2.6%2.5%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2019 to 2020
 Numbergraph
Net Domestic Migration850
International Migration87
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)338
Births5,722
Deaths5,384
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)28,5225.9%
School Age (5 to 17)84,10617.3%
College Age (18 to 24)42,1278.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)121,71125.0%
Older Adult (45 to 64)126,83226.1%
Older (65 plus)82,19516.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone2,6900.6%
Asian Alone8,3331.7%
Black Alone118,55524.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2890.1%
White Alone345,93871.1%
Two or More Race Groups9,6882.0%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino390,23980.3%
Hispanic or Latino95,25419.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households186,731100.0%
  Family Households122,45065.6%
    Married with Children31,06016.6%
    Married without Children51,00827.3%
    Single Parents21,16811.3%
    Other19,21410.3%
  Non-family Households64,28134.4%
    Living Alone55,41629.7%
Average Household Size2.60
Average Family Household Size3.97
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
1950368,152NANA
1960513,269145,11739.4%
1970546,25332,9846.4%
1980522,917-23,336-4.3%
1990475,594-47,323-9.0%
April 2000484,5828,9881.9%
April 2010496,11211,5302.4%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections496,005502,228507,724512,741516,195
Change Since 2010 6,22311,71916,73620,190
Pct. Change Since 2010 1.3%2.4%3.4%4.1%
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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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