Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Spencer 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 Population20,38520,95520,44119,81419,967
Change Since 2000 57056-571-418
Pct. Change Since 2000 2.8%0.3%-2.8%-2.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2021 to 2022
Net Domestic Migration99
International Migration12
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-13
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,0045.1%
School Age (5 to 17)3,28816.5%
College Age (18 to 24)1,4507.3%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,40522.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,60628.2%
Older (65 plus)4,04520.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone710.4%
Asian Alone690.3%
Black Alone1911.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone10.0%
White Alone19,22096.7%
Two or More Race Groups2461.2%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino19,15296.4%
Hispanic or Latino6463.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households7,870100.0%
  Family Households5,32267.6%
    Married with Children1,53019.4%
    Married without Children2,89036.7%
    Single Parents4115.2%
  Non-family Households2,54832.4%
    Living Alone2,21828.2%
Average Household Size2.53
Average Family Household Size3.73
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200020,3858954.6%
April 201020,9555702.8%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections20,95220,72720,56420,51720,236
Change Since 2010 -225-388-435-716
Pct. Change Since 2010 -1.1%-1.9%-2.1%-3.4%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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