Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Wabash 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 Population35,06934,96833,80632,88831,280
Change Since 1990 -101-1,263-2,181-3,789
Pct. Change Since 1990 -0.3%-3.6%-6.2%-10.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2017 to 2018
Net Domestic Migration-71
International Migration2
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-61
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,6615.3%
School Age (5 to 17)4,85115.5%
College Age (18 to 24)3,14710.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,73921.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,35626.7%
Older (65 plus)6,52620.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone2280.7%
Asian Alone1810.6%
Black Alone2600.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone80.0%
White Alone30,22796.6%
Two or More Race Groups3761.2%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino30,46397.4%
Hispanic or Latino8172.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households12,920100.0%
  Family Households8,43265.3%
    Married with Children2,23217.3%
    Married without Children4,53535.1%
    Single Parents1,0618.2%
  Non-family Households4,48834.7%
    Living Alone3,85129.8%
Average Household Size2.43
Average Family Household Size3.73
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200034,968-101-0.3%
April 201032,888-2,080-5.9%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections32,88832,08031,26030,46529,627
Change Since 2010 -808-1,628-2,423-3,261
Pct. Change Since 2010 -2.5%-5.0%-7.4%-9.9%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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