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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 Population128,932146,806156,024164,347167,791
Change Since 1990 17,87427,09235,41538,859
Pct. Change Since 1990 13.9%21.0%27.5%30.1%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
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Net Domestic Migration-145
International Migration149
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)188
Births1,763
Deaths1,575
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)9,2955.5%
School Age (5 to 17)28,43316.9%
College Age (18 to 24)15,2869.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)42,16925.1%
Older Adult (45 to 64)46,66327.8%
Older (65 plus)25,94515.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone5850.3%
Asian Alone2,4491.5%
Black Alone6,5273.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone610.0%
White Alone155,50792.7%
Two or More Race Groups2,6621.6%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino151,29290.2%
Hispanic or Latino16,4999.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households62,103100.0%
  Family Households44,33171.4%
    Married with Children14,13122.8%
    Married without Children19,94132.1%
    Single Parents5,5839.0%
    Other4,6767.5%
  Non-family Households17,77228.6%
    Living Alone14,65423.6%
Average Household Size2.70
Average Family Household Size3.78
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 2010164,34717,54111.9%
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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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