Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Rush 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 Population18,12918,25817,82617,35816,649
Change Since 1990 129-303-771-1,480
Pct. Change Since 1990 0.7%-1.7%-4.3%-8.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
Net Domestic Migration-79
International Migration-1
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)14
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)9605.8%
School Age (5 to 17)2,84417.1%
College Age (18 to 24)1,3448.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,71322.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,80528.9%
Older (65 plus)2,98317.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone440.3%
Asian Alone550.3%
Black Alone1611.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone50.0%
White Alone16,20497.3%
Two or More Race Groups1801.1%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino16,38198.4%
Hispanic or Latino2681.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households6,747100.0%
  Family Households4,77670.8%
    Married with Children1,28519.0%
    Married without Children2,17532.2%
    Single Parents73710.9%
  Non-family Households1,97129.2%
    Living Alone1,63824.3%
Average Household Size2.47
Average Family Household Size3.49
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200018,2581290.7%
April 201017,392-866-4.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections17,39216,96016,55116,14115,680
Change Since 2010 -432-841-1,251-1,712
Pct. Change Since 2010 -2.5%-4.8%-7.2%-9.8%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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