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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 Population107,066110,099109,541111,465110,015
Change Since 1990 3,0332,4754,3992,949
Pct. Change Since 1990 2.8%2.3%4.1%2.8%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
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Net Domestic Migration-830
International Migration24
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)98
Births1,293
Deaths1,195
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)6,5906.0%
School Age (5 to 17)17,38715.8%
College Age (18 to 24)9,3558.5%
Young Adult (25 to 44)27,77625.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)30,59427.8%
Older (65 plus)18,31316.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone4930.4%
Asian Alone6300.6%
Black Alone12,58911.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone310.0%
White Alone93,79585.3%
Two or More Race Groups2,4772.3%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino102,91593.5%
Hispanic or Latino7,1006.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households43,004100.0%
  Family Households28,14265.4%
    Married with Children6,99716.3%
    Married without Children13,80032.1%
    Single Parents4,1319.6%
    Other3,2147.5%
  Non-family Households14,86234.6%
    Living Alone12,21028.4%
Average Household Size2.58
Average Family Household Size3.94
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195076,808NANA
196095,11118,30323.8%
1970105,34210,23110.8%
1980108,6323,2903.1%
1990107,066-1,566-1.4%
April 2000110,0993,0332.8%
April 2010111,4671,3681.2%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections111,467112,111112,471112,551112,029
Change Since 2010 6441,0041,084562
Pct. Change Since 2010 0.6%0.9%1.0%0.5%
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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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