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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 Population15,41017,19417,39617,27916,800
Change Since 1990 1,7841,9861,8691,390
Pct. Change Since 1990 11.6%12.9%12.1%9.0%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
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Net Domestic Migration-96
International Migration1
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)10
Births183
Deaths173
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,0156.0%
School Age (5 to 17)2,62515.6%
College Age (18 to 24)1,3207.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,16524.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,77428.3%
Older (65 plus)3,00217.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone730.4%
Asian Alone420.2%
Black Alone4352.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone40.0%
White Alone16,20496.0%
Two or More Race Groups1430.8%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino16,66498.7%
Hispanic or Latino2371.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households5,995100.0%
  Family Households4,19269.9%
    Married with Children99716.6%
    Married without Children2,28738.1%
    Single Parents3065.1%
    Other60210.0%
  Non-family Households1,80330.1%
    Living Alone1,47824.7%
Average Household Size2.82
Average Family Household Size4.03
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195015,674NANA
196014,804-870-5.6%
197014,628-176-1.2%
198016,3721,74411.9%
199015,410-962-5.9%
April 200017,1941,78411.6%
April 201017,3541600.9%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections17,33917,17416,97516,70216,326
Change Since 2010 -165-364-637-1,013
Pct. Change Since 2010 -1.0%-2.1%-3.7%-5.8%
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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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