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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 Population35,06934,96833,80632,82631,762
Change Since 1990 -101-1,263-2,243-3,307
Pct. Change Since 1990 -0.3%-3.6%-6.4%-9.4%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
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Net Domestic Migration-259
International Migration16
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-93
Births318
Deaths411
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,6515.2%
School Age (5 to 17)5,01115.8%
College Age (18 to 24)3,16310.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,87221.6%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,56727.0%
Older (65 plus)6,49820.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone2480.8%
Asian Alone1670.5%
Black Alone2550.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone60.0%
White Alone30,75896.8%
Two or More Race Groups3281.0%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino30,93897.4%
Hispanic or Latino8242.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households12,901100.0%
  Family Households8,85268.6%
    Married with Children2,43318.9%
    Married without Children4,54335.2%
    Single Parents1,1028.5%
    Other7746.0%
  Non-family Households4,04931.4%
    Living Alone3,56427.6%
Average Household Size2.49
Average Family Household Size3.62
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195029,047NANA
196032,6053,55812.2%
197035,5532,9489.0%
198036,6401,0873.1%
199035,069-1,571-4.3%
April 200034,968-101-0.3%
April 201032,888-2,080-5.9%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
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%
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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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