Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Starke 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 Population22,74723,56723,39423,36222,944
Change Since 1990 820647615197
Pct. Change Since 1990 3.6%2.8%2.7%0.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration-71
International Migration-1
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)3
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,3485.9%
School Age (5 to 17)3,86716.9%
College Age (18 to 24)1,7197.5%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,29923.1%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,53128.5%
Older (65 plus)4,12918.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1130.5%
Asian Alone560.2%
Black Alone1010.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone00.0%
White Alone22,34297.4%
Two or More Race Groups2811.2%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino22,01596.0%
Hispanic or Latino8783.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households8,792100.0%
  Family Households6,10369.4%
    Married with Children1,64118.7%
    Married without Children3,02334.4%
    Single Parents5846.6%
  Non-family Households2,68930.6%
    Living Alone2,21625.2%
Average Household Size2.61
Average Family Household Size3.76
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200023,5678203.6%
April 201023,362-205-0.9%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections23,36323,22723,10222,95922,719
Change Since 2010 -136-261-404-644
Pct. Change Since 2010 -0.6%-1.1%-1.7%-2.8%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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