Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Ripley 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 Population24,61626,50828,04028,81428,523
Change Since 1990 1,8923,4244,1983,907
Pct. Change Since 1990 7.7%13.9%17.1%15.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2017 to 2018
Net Domestic Migration-18
International Migration15
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)42
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,6865.9%
School Age (5 to 17)5,06917.8%
College Age (18 to 24)2,4058.4%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,48922.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,78927.3%
Older (65 plus)5,08517.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1000.4%
Asian Alone2791.0%
Black Alone1410.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone70.0%
White Alone27,65797.0%
Two or More Race Groups3391.2%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino27,99298.1%
Hispanic or Latino5311.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households11,150100.0%
  Family Households8,00171.8%
    Married with Children2,47922.2%
    Married without Children3,95235.4%
    Single Parents8307.4%
  Non-family Households3,14928.2%
    Living Alone2,74624.6%
Average Household Size2.55
Average Family Household Size3.56
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200026,5081,8927.7%
April 201028,8142,3068.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections28,81829,83730,75431,58232,243
Change Since 2010 1,0191,9362,7643,425
Pct. Change Since 2010 3.5%6.7%9.6%11.9%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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