Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Putnam 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 Population30,31536,06037,78037,95237,779
Change Since 1990 5,7457,4657,6377,464
Pct. Change Since 1990 19.0%24.6%25.2%24.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2017 to 2018
Net Domestic Migration91
International Migration23
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)57
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,9425.1%
School Age (5 to 17)5,45814.4%
College Age (18 to 24)5,29514.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)9,01223.9%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,80926.0%
Older (65 plus)6,26316.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1350.4%
Asian Alone3941.0%
Black Alone1,4353.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone180.0%
White Alone35,24893.3%
Two or More Race Groups5491.5%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino36,99097.9%
Hispanic or Latino7892.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households13,162100.0%
  Family Households9,24970.3%
    Married with Children2,29317.4%
    Married without Children4,63635.2%
    Single Parents1,1979.1%
  Non-family Households3,91329.7%
    Living Alone3,12423.7%
Average Household Size2.86
Average Family Household Size4.07
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200036,0605,74519.0%
April 201037,9521,8925.2%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections37,96338,49438,89739,22039,391
Change Since 2010 5319341,2571,428
Pct. Change Since 2010 1.4%2.5%3.3%3.8%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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