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Shelby County, IN

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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
 19901998200320082013
Total Population40,30743,32943,37644,19044,729
Change Since 1990 3,0223,0693,8834,422
Pct. Change Since 1990 7.5%7.6%9.6%11.0%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2012 to 2013
 Numbergraph
Net Domestic Migration43
International Migration48
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)153
Births554
Deaths401
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2012
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)2,6656.0%
School Age (5 to 17)7,92517.8%
College Age (18 to 24)3,5778.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,74024.1%
Older Adult (45 to 64)13,04329.3%
Older (65 plus)6,52114.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2012
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1140.3%
Asian Alone3010.7%
Black Alone4961.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone820.2%
White Alone42,98496.6%
Two or More Race Groups4941.1%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino42,77196.1%
Hispanic or Latino1,7003.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2012
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households17,124100.0%
  Family Households11,95969.8%
    Married with Children3,25819.0%
    Married without Children5,66933.1%
    Single Parents2,00011.7%
    Other1,0326.0%
  Non-family Households5,16530.2%
    Living Alone4,16324.3%
Average Household Size2.60
Average Family Household Size3.72
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