Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Owen 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 Population17,28121,78121,97521,57720,845
Change Since 1990 4,5004,6944,2963,564
Pct. Change Since 1990 26.0%27.2%24.9%20.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2017 to 2018
Net Domestic Migration104
International Migration4
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-55
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,0885.2%
School Age (5 to 17)3,30515.9%
College Age (18 to 24)1,5567.5%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,53421.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,34330.4%
Older (65 plus)4,01919.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone830.4%
Asian Alone1140.5%
Black Alone1060.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone10.0%
White Alone20,27997.3%
Two or More Race Groups2621.3%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino20,54098.5%
Hispanic or Latino3051.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households8,551100.0%
  Family Households5,94969.6%
    Married with Children1,45317.0%
    Married without Children3,16937.1%
    Single Parents5806.8%
  Non-family Households2,60230.4%
    Living Alone2,19725.7%
Average Household Size2.43
Average Family Household Size3.50
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200021,7814,50026.0%
April 201021,577-204-0.9%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections21,57521,46721,30221,05120,649
Change Since 2010 -108-273-524-926
Pct. Change Since 2010 -0.5%-1.3%-2.4%-4.3%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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