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Posey 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 Population25,96827,07826,48825,91225,595
Change Since 1990 1,110520-56-373
Pct. Change Since 1990 4.3%2.0%-0.2%-1.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2016 to 2017
Net Domestic Migration-81
International Migration4
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)40
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,4745.8%
School Age (5 to 17)4,20116.4%
College Age (18 to 24)1,9747.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,81222.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,53429.4%
Older (65 plus)4,60018.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone680.3%
Asian Alone1570.6%
Black Alone2601.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone50.0%
White Alone24,80896.9%
Two or More Race Groups2971.2%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino25,29398.8%
Hispanic or Latino3021.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2017
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households10,140100.0%
  Family Households7,31972.2%
    Married with Children1,94619.2%
    Married without Children3,97439.2%
    Single Parents6956.9%
  Non-family Households2,82127.8%
    Living Alone2,38623.5%
Average Household Size2.52
Average Family Household Size3.50
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200027,0781,1104.3%
April 201025,912-1,166-4.3%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections25,91025,36924,78924,11323,260
Change Since 2010 -541-1,121-1,797-2,650
Pct. Change Since 2010 -2.1%-4.3%-6.9%-10.2%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau