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 Population19,49020,38520,89620,90820,648
Change Since 1990 8951,4061,4181,158
Pct. Change Since 1990 4.6%7.2%7.3%5.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
Net Domestic Migration-93
International Migration-1
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)9
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 Alone20,19797.4%
Two or More Race Groups2011.0%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino20,14997.2%
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%
  Non-family Households2,10226.4%
    Living Alone1,80922.7%
Average Household Size2.60
Average Family Household Size3.54
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200020,3858954.6%
April 201020,9525672.8%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections20,95221,14721,21121,13220,929
Change Since 2010 195259180-23
Pct. Change Since 2010 0.9%1.2%0.9%-0.1%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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