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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
 19902000201020152020
Total Population9,4419,4278,8368,6988,741
Change Since 1990 -14-605-743-700
Pct. Change Since 1990 -0.1%-6.4%-7.9%-7.4%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2019 to 2020
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Net Domestic Migration-42
International Migration1
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)20
Births112
Deaths92
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)5416.2%
School Age (5 to 17)1,65018.8%
College Age (18 to 24)6487.4%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,01923.0%
Older Adult (45 to 64)2,31926.5%
Older (65 plus)1,57117.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone280.3%
Asian Alone210.2%
Black Alone971.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone60.1%
White Alone8,47996.8%
Two or More Race Groups1171.3%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino8,27294.4%
Hispanic or Latino4765.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households3,432100.0%
  Family Households2,26566.0%
    Married with Children60917.7%
    Married without Children1,11232.4%
    Single Parents34510.1%
    Other1995.8%
  Non-family Households1,16734.0%
    Living Alone99929.1%
Average Household Size2.55
Average Family Household Size3.87
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195011,462NANA
196011,9124503.9%
197011,262-650-5.5%
198010,218-1,044-9.3%
19909,441-777-7.6%
April 20009,427-14-0.1%
April 20108,836-591-6.3%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections8,8548,7068,5598,3998,201
Change Since 2010 -148-295-455-653
Pct. Change Since 2010 -1.7%-3.3%-5.1%-7.4%
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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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