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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
 19902000200520102016
Total Population165,058171,941175,769179,703181,721
Change Since 1990 6,88310,71114,64516,663
Pct. Change Since 1990 4.2%6.5%8.9%10.1%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
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Net Domestic Migration-601
International Migration186
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)301
Births2,188
Deaths1,887
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)11,0346.1%
School Age (5 to 17)28,53215.7%
College Age (18 to 24)18,31710.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)47,30426.0%
Older Adult (45 to 64)47,77426.3%
Older (65 plus)28,76015.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone5120.3%
Asian Alone2,4541.4%
Black Alone17,3039.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2700.1%
White Alone156,60886.2%
Two or More Race Groups4,5742.5%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino176,99997.4%
Hispanic or Latino4,7222.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households74,217100.0%
  Family Households45,06360.7%
    Married with Children11,79415.9%
    Married without Children20,66027.8%
    Single Parents8,03110.8%
    Other4,5786.2%
  Non-family Households29,15439.3%
    Living Alone24,80133.4%
Average Household Size2.45
Average Family Household Size4.04
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
1950160,422NANA
1960165,7945,3723.3%
1970168,7722,9781.8%
1980167,515-1,257-0.7%
1990165,058-2,457-1.5%
April 2000171,9416,8834.2%
April 2010179,7037,7624.5%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections179,703183,494186,480188,931190,851
Change Since 2010 3,7916,7779,22811,148
Pct. Change Since 2010 2.1%3.8%5.1%6.2%
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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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