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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 Population71,95171,08769,79368,85366,568
Change Since 1990 -864-2,158-3,098-5,383
Pct. Change Since 1990 -1.2%-3.0%-4.3%-7.5%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2015 to 2016
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Net Domestic Migration-228
International Migration8
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-155
Births734
Deaths889
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)3,7935.7%
School Age (5 to 17)10,92816.4%
College Age (18 to 24)5,9749.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)15,43223.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)18,11027.2%
Older (65 plus)12,33118.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone2390.4%
Asian Alone5530.8%
Black Alone3,3595.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone610.1%
White Alone60,51090.9%
Two or More Race Groups1,8462.8%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino64,69997.2%
Hispanic or Latino1,8692.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households27,168100.0%
  Family Households17,78165.4%
    Married with Children4,55616.8%
    Married without Children8,19630.2%
    Single Parents2,96610.9%
    Other2,0637.6%
  Non-family Households9,38734.6%
    Living Alone8,04429.6%
Average Household Size2.47
Average Family Household Size3.77
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195068,566NANA
196074,0395,4738.0%
197079,1095,0706.8%
198076,058-3,051-3.9%
199071,951-4,107-5.4%
April 200071,087-864-1.2%
April 201069,003-2,084-2.9%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections68,91768,11067,14266,25065,321
Change Since 2010 -807-1,775-2,667-3,596
Pct. Change Since 2010 -1.2%-2.6%-3.9%-5.2%
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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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