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 Population27,65130,61732,18233,29133,756
Change Since 1990 2,9664,5315,6406,105
Pct. Change Since 1990 10.7%16.4%20.4%22.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration171
International Migration12
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)91
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,9905.9%
School Age (5 to 17)5,76917.2%
College Age (18 to 24)2,5677.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,90623.6%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,59128.6%
Older (65 plus)5,62616.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1250.4%
Asian Alone1470.4%
Black Alone1460.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone160.0%
White Alone32,62497.4%
Two or More Race Groups3911.2%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino32,80498.0%
Hispanic or Latino6451.9%
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%
  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
Pct. Chg.
April 200030,6172,96610.7%
April 201033,2912,6748.7%
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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