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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 Population475,594484,582489,530495,970485,846
Change Since 1990 8,98813,93620,37610,252
Pct. Change Since 1990 1.9%2.9%4.3%2.2%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
 Numbergraph
Net Domestic Migration-2,891
International Migration324
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,010
Births5,918
Deaths4,908
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)30,3296.2%
School Age (5 to 17)87,78918.0%
College Age (18 to 24)43,7629.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)120,94124.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)131,86827.0%
Older (65 plus)73,17615.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone2,5690.5%
Asian Alone7,7101.6%
Black Alone121,94325.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone3010.1%
White Alone346,41071.0%
Two or More Race Groups8,9321.8%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino398,49381.7%
Hispanic or Latino89,37218.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households183,314100.0%
  Family Households123,25967.2%
    Married with Children31,79717.3%
    Married without Children49,79427.2%
    Single Parents21,90812.0%
    Other19,76010.8%
  Non-family Households60,05532.8%
    Living Alone51,57928.1%
Average Household Size2.66
Average Family Household Size3.96
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 2010496,05011,4682.4%
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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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