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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
 19902000200420092014
Total Population40,30743,38043,44044,37444,579
Change Since 1990 3,0733,1334,0674,272
Pct. Change Since 1990 7.6%7.8%10.1%10.6%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2013 to 2014
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Net Domestic Migration-36
International Migration47
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)61
Births475
Deaths414
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2014
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)2,5985.8%
School Age (5 to 17)7,68717.2%
College Age (18 to 24)3,6928.3%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,66123.9%
Older Adult (45 to 64)13,00629.2%
Older (65 plus)6,93515.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2014
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1230.3%
Asian Alone3520.8%
Black Alone5221.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1080.2%
White Alone42,97996.4%
Two or More Race Groups4951.1%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino42,83096.1%
Hispanic or Latino1,7493.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2013
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households17,171100.0%
  Family Households11,89769.3%
    Married with Children3,28819.1%
    Married without Children5,49732.0%
    Single Parents1,93911.3%
    Other1,1736.8%
  Non-family Households5,27430.7%
    Living Alone4,42325.8%
Average Household Size2.59
Average Family Household Size3.74
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195028,026NANA
196034,0936,06721.6%
197037,7973,70410.9%
198039,8872,0905.5%
199040,3074201.1%
April 200043,3803,0737.6%
April 201044,4361,0562.4%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections44,43644,87945,18345,36745,326
Change Since 2010 443747931890
Pct. Change Since 2010 1.0%1.7%2.1%2.0%
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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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