Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Marion 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 Population797,159860,440873,310903,389948,952
Change Since 1990 63,28176,151106,230151,793
Pct. Change Since 1990 7.9%9.6%13.3%19.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration-3,783
International Migration2,884
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)5,746
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)69,3747.3%
School Age (5 to 17)165,53217.4%
College Age (18 to 24)88,5549.3%
Young Adult (25 to 44)281,02729.6%
Older Adult (45 to 64)228,63724.1%
Older (65 plus)116,95812.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone4,3250.5%
Asian Alone31,9273.4%
Black Alone272,16728.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone6800.1%
White Alone613,53964.7%
Two or More Race Groups27,4442.9%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino850,16289.6%
Hispanic or Latino99,92010.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households367,215100.0%
  Family Households206,56656.3%
    Married with Children51,52314.0%
    Married without Children79,56321.7%
    Single Parents43,80711.9%
  Non-family Households160,64943.7%
    Living Alone132,08836.0%
Average Household Size2.58
Average Family Household Size4.59
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 2000860,44063,2817.9%
April 2010903,38942,9495.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections903,393927,975951,780973,789993,289
Change Since 2010 24,58248,38770,39689,896
Pct. Change Since 2010 2.7%5.4%7.8%10.0%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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