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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 Population475,594484,582489,530495,981485,846
Change Since 1990 8,98813,93620,38710,252
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
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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 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)30,1996.2%
School Age (5 to 17)86,66717.8%
College Age (18 to 24)43,1438.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)120,31624.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)130,64626.9%
Older (65 plus)74,87515.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone2,5820.5%
Asian Alone7,5941.6%
Black Alone120,70424.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2830.1%
White Alone345,60371.1%
Two or More Race Groups9,0801.9%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino394,96481.3%
Hispanic or Latino90,88218.7%
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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