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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
 19902000200520102015
Total Population19,49020,38520,89620,88020,715
Change Since 1990 8951,4061,3901,225
Pct. Change Since 1990 4.6%7.2%7.1%6.3%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2014 to 2015
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Net Domestic Migration-153
International Migration1
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)11
Births233
Deaths222
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,1805.7%
School Age (5 to 17)3,47816.8%
College Age (18 to 24)1,5737.6%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,54421.9%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,12029.5%
Older (65 plus)3,82018.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone530.3%
Asian Alone790.4%
Black Alone1820.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone30.0%
White Alone20,19797.5%
Two or More Race Groups2011.0%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino20,14997.3%
Hispanic or Latino5662.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households7,964100.0%
  Family Households5,86273.6%
    Married with Children1,76322.1%
    Married without Children3,21440.4%
    Single Parents3664.6%
    Other5196.5%
  Non-family Households2,10226.4%
    Living Alone1,80922.7%
Average Household Size2.60
Average Family Household Size3.53
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195016,174NANA
196016,074-100-0.6%
197017,1341,0606.6%
198019,3612,22713.0%
199019,4901290.7%
April 200020,3858954.6%
April 201020,9525672.8%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections20,95221,14721,21121,13220,929
Change Since 2010 195259180-23
Pct. Change Since 2010 0.9%1.2%0.9%-0.1%
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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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