Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Shelby 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 Population40,30743,38043,48244,39644,593
Change Since 1990 3,0733,1754,0894,286
Pct. Change Since 1990 7.6%7.9%10.1%10.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2017 to 2018
Net Domestic Migration123
International Migration27
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)42
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)2,5675.8%
School Age (5 to 17)7,60317.0%
College Age (18 to 24)3,4317.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,68023.9%
Older Adult (45 to 64)12,66828.4%
Older (65 plus)7,64417.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1580.4%
Asian Alone3830.9%
Black Alone6081.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone630.1%
White Alone42,81496.0%
Two or More Race Groups5671.3%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino42,64295.6%
Hispanic or Latino1,9514.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households17,603100.0%
  Family Households11,79967.0%
    Married with Children3,06617.4%
    Married without Children6,06434.4%
    Single Parents1,5518.8%
  Non-family Households5,80433.0%
    Living Alone4,71026.8%
Average Household Size2.52
Average Family Household Size3.76
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200043,3803,0737.6%
April 201044,3961,0162.3%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections44,43644,87945,18345,36745,326
Change Since 2010 443747931890
Pct. Change Since 2010 1.0%1.7%2.1%2.0%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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