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 Population35,06934,96833,80632,84531,443
Change Since 1990 -101-1,263-2,224-3,626
Pct. Change Since 1990 -0.3%-3.6%-6.3%-10.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration-31
International Migration8
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-84
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,6515.2%
School Age (5 to 17)5,01115.9%
College Age (18 to 24)3,16310.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,87221.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,56727.2%
Older (65 plus)6,49820.6%
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 Alone30,75897.5%
Two or More Race Groups3281.0%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino30,93898.1%
Hispanic or Latino8242.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households12,767100.0%
  Family Households8,60267.4%
    Married with Children2,25717.7%
    Married without Children4,68736.7%
    Single Parents1,0278.0%
  Non-family Households4,16532.6%
    Living Alone3,57928.0%
Average Household Size2.47
Average Family Household Size3.67
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200034,968-101-0.3%
April 201032,885-2,083-6.0%
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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