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 Population24,61626,50828,04028,81428,846
Change Since 1990 1,8923,4244,1984,230
Pct. Change Since 1990 7.7%13.9%17.1%17.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
Net Domestic Migration27
International Migration31
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)23
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,6495.7%
School Age (5 to 17)5,17818.0%
College Age (18 to 24)2,3668.2%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,43622.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,93227.5%
Older (65 plus)5,28518.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone850.3%
Asian Alone2660.9%
Black Alone1230.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone30.0%
White Alone28,05597.3%
Two or More Race Groups3141.1%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino28,30698.1%
Hispanic or Latino5401.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households10,981100.0%
  Family Households7,98672.7%
    Married with Children2,45022.3%
    Married without Children4,05736.9%
    Single Parents7747.0%
  Non-family Households2,99527.3%
    Living Alone2,58923.6%
Average Household Size2.63
Average Family Household Size3.61
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200026,5081,8927.7%
April 201028,8182,3108.7%
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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