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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
 19902000200520102017
Total Population23,71727,20427,89328,26227,827
Change Since 1990 3,4874,1764,5454,110
Pct. Change Since 1990 14.7%17.6%19.2%17.3%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
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Net Domestic Migration51
International Migration-3
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)33
Births324
Deaths291
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,6816.0%
School Age (5 to 17)4,70916.9%
College Age (18 to 24)2,1647.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,56323.6%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,02528.8%
Older (65 plus)4,68516.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone680.2%
Asian Alone790.3%
Black Alone1350.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone20.0%
White Alone27,26598.0%
Two or More Race Groups2781.0%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino27,44998.6%
Hispanic or Latino3781.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households10,540100.0%
  Family Households7,52871.4%
    Married with Children1,89818.0%
    Married without Children3,76835.7%
    Single Parents9459.0%
    Other9178.7%
  Non-family Households3,01228.6%
    Living Alone2,60324.7%
Average Household Size2.63
Average Family Household Size3.69
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195016,520NANA
196017,8191,2997.9%
197019,2781,4598.2%
198021,9322,65413.8%
199023,7171,7858.1%
April 200027,2043,48714.7%
April 201028,2621,0583.9%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections28,26228,75129,10429,41529,652
Change Since 2010 4898421,1531,390
Pct. Change Since 2010 1.7%3.0%4.1%4.9%
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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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