Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Whitley 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 Population27,65130,61732,18233,29034,074
Change Since 1990 2,9664,5315,6396,423
Pct. Change Since 1990 10.7%16.4%20.4%23.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2017 to 2018
Net Domestic Migration201
International Migration10
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)91
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)2,0746.1%
School Age (5 to 17)5,82517.1%
College Age (18 to 24)2,5467.5%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,06823.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,43727.7%
Older (65 plus)6,12418.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1470.4%
Asian Alone1950.6%
Black Alone1550.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone140.0%
White Alone33,12897.2%
Two or More Race Groups4351.3%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino33,32597.8%
Hispanic or Latino7492.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households13,469100.0%
  Family Households9,59271.2%
    Married with Children2,63419.6%
    Married without Children5,15438.3%
    Single Parents1,0097.5%
  Non-family Households3,87728.8%
    Living Alone3,34524.8%
Average Household Size2.51
Average Family Household Size3.52
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200030,6172,96610.7%
April 201033,2902,6738.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections33,29234,39335,33336,08536,577
Change Since 2010 1,1012,0412,7933,285
Pct. Change Since 2010 3.3%6.1%8.4%9.9%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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