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Perry County, IN Highlights


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 Population19,10718,88719,26019,33819,081
Change Since 1990 -220153231-26
Pct. Change Since 1990 -1.2%0.8%1.2%-0.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration18
International Migration-2
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)57
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,0735.6%
School Age (5 to 17)2,98315.6%
College Age (18 to 24)1,5017.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,77525.0%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,26627.6%
Older (65 plus)3,48318.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone670.4%
Asian Alone850.4%
Black Alone4862.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone80.0%
White Alone18,25095.6%
Two or More Race Groups1851.0%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino18,79798.5%
Hispanic or Latino2841.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2016
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households7,318100.0%
  Family Households5,02168.6%
    Married with Children1,20016.4%
    Married without Children2,76537.8%
    Single Parents6028.2%
  Non-family Households2,29731.4%
    Living Alone1,94626.6%
Average Household Size2.60
Average Family Household Size3.79
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200018,887-220-1.2%
April 201019,3384512.4%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections19,33819,37119,27919,09818,843
Change Since 2010 33-59-240-495
Pct. Change Since 2010 0.2%-0.3%-1.2%-2.6%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau