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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
 19902000200520102016
Total Population40,30743,38043,48244,39144,324
Change Since 1990 3,0733,1754,0844,017
Pct. Change Since 1990 7.6%7.9%10.1%10.0%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
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Net Domestic Migration-185
International Migration19
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)80
Births516
Deaths436
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)2,5265.7%
School Age (5 to 17)7,67617.3%
College Age (18 to 24)3,4787.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,55423.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)12,84029.0%
Older (65 plus)7,25016.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1390.3%
Asian Alone3750.8%
Black Alone5391.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone620.1%
White Alone42,71396.4%
Two or More Race Groups4961.1%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino42,47095.8%
Hispanic or Latino1,8544.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households17,193100.0%
  Family Households11,60867.5%
    Married with Children3,16218.4%
    Married without Children5,53332.2%
    Single Parents1,6839.8%
    Other1,2307.2%
  Non-family Households5,58532.5%
    Living Alone4,55626.5%
Average Household Size2.58
Average Family Household Size3.83
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 201044,3931,0132.3%
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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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