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 Population21,78121,57320,77921,32621,482
Change Since 2000 -208-1,002-455-299
Pct. Change Since 2000 -1.0%-4.6%-2.1%-1.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2021 to 2022
Net Domestic Migration173
International Migration4
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-122
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,1435.3%
School Age (5 to 17)3,31015.4%
College Age (18 to 24)1,4856.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,85122.6%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,30329.4%
Older (65 plus)4,35420.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone940.4%
Asian Alone1260.6%
Black Alone1370.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone10.0%
White Alone20,80197.1%
Two or More Race Groups2871.3%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino21,13798.6%
Hispanic or Latino3091.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households8,444100.0%
  Family Households5,48464.9%
    Married with Children1,30015.4%
    Married without Children3,02435.8%
    Single Parents4575.4%
  Non-family Households2,96035.1%
    Living Alone2,49429.5%
Average Household Size2.54
Average Family Household Size3.91
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200021,7814,50026.0%
April 201021,573-208-1.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections21,57520,80920,16019,70719,123
Change Since 2010 -766-1,415-1,868-2,452
Pct. Change Since 2010 -3.6%-6.6%-8.7%-11.4%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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