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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 Population25,94827,62627,82027,63627,984
Change Since 1990 1,6781,8721,6882,036
Pct. Change Since 1990 6.5%7.2%6.5%7.8%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
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Net Domestic Migration36
International Migration20
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)90
Births335
Deaths245
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,7846.4%
School Age (5 to 17)4,98717.9%
College Age (18 to 24)2,2538.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,29322.6%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,68427.6%
Older (65 plus)4,94817.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone950.3%
Asian Alone1910.7%
Black Alone1880.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone120.0%
White Alone27,17197.6%
Two or More Race Groups2921.0%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino27,14097.5%
Hispanic or Latino8092.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households10,828100.0%
  Family Households7,65270.7%
    Married with Children2,12019.6%
    Married without Children4,00737.0%
    Single Parents1,0009.2%
    Other5254.8%
  Non-family Households3,17629.3%
    Living Alone2,86226.4%
Average Household Size2.57
Average Family Household Size3.64
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195019,564NANA
196021,2201,6568.5%
197023,8212,60112.3%
198025,4011,5806.6%
199025,9485472.2%
April 200027,6261,6786.5%
April 201027,636100.0%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections27,63627,84327,97727,99227,834
Change Since 2010 207341356198
Pct. Change Since 2010 0.7%1.2%1.3%0.7%
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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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