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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 Population27,65130,61732,18233,29133,756
Change Since 1990 2,9664,5315,6406,105
Pct. Change Since 1990 10.7%16.4%20.4%22.1%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
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Net Domestic Migration171
International Migration12
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)91
Births387
Deaths296
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,9995.9%
School Age (5 to 17)5,76917.1%
College Age (18 to 24)2,5747.6%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,99223.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,51428.2%
Older (65 plus)5,90817.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1380.4%
Asian Alone1650.5%
Black Alone1390.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone120.0%
White Alone32,89697.5%
Two or More Race Groups4061.2%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino33,07798.0%
Hispanic or Latino6792.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households13,232100.0%
  Family Households9,40971.1%
    Married with Children2,53119.1%
    Married without Children4,97637.6%
    Single Parents1,0417.9%
    Other8616.5%
  Non-family Households3,82328.9%
    Living Alone3,29224.9%
Average Household Size2.53
Average Family Household Size3.56
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195018,828NANA
196020,9542,12611.3%
197023,3952,44111.6%
198026,2152,82012.1%
199027,6511,4365.5%
April 200030,6172,96610.7%
April 201033,2912,6748.7%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
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%
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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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