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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
 19902000201020152021
Total Population128,932146,806164,288167,616174,243
Change Since 1990 17,87435,35638,68445,311
Pct. Change Since 1990 13.9%27.4%30.0%35.1%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
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Net Domestic Migration1,337
International Migration21
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-380
Births1,581
Deaths1,961
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2020
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)8,9935.2%
School Age (5 to 17)27,93416.1%
College Age (18 to 24)15,3178.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)43,52625.1%
Older Adult (45 to 64)45,30626.1%
Older (65 plus)29,90417.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2020
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone6630.4%
Asian Alone2,5261.5%
Black Alone7,7644.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone660.0%
White Alone156,85590.5%
Two or More Race Groups3,1061.8%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino152,74288.2%
Hispanic or Latino18,23810.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2020
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households65,153100.0%
  Family Households43,92767.4%
    Married with Children13,73221.1%
    Married without Children20,59731.6%
    Single Parents5,5358.5%
    Other4,0636.2%
  Non-family Households21,22632.6%
    Living Alone17,04426.2%
Average Household Size2.66
Average Family Household Size3.94
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195040,076NANA
196060,27920,20350.4%
197087,11426,83544.5%
1980119,81632,70237.5%
1990128,9329,1167.6%
April 2000146,80617,87413.9%
April 2010164,28817,48211.9%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections164,343172,563179,751186,212191,835
Change Since 2010 8,22015,40821,86927,492
Pct. Change Since 2010 5.0%9.4%13.3%16.7%
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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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