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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 Population27,65130,61733,28733,45134,378
Change Since 1990 2,9665,6365,8006,727
Pct. Change Since 1990 10.7%20.4%21.0%24.3%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2019 to 2020
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Net Domestic Migration488
International Migration9
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)17
Births356
Deaths339
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)2,0386.0%
School Age (5 to 17)5,75117.0%
College Age (18 to 24)2,4617.3%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,03923.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,37727.7%
Older (65 plus)6,29818.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1420.4%
Asian Alone1800.5%
Black Alone1670.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone140.0%
White Alone33,03097.5%
Two or More Race Groups4311.3%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino33,21598.1%
Hispanic or Latino7492.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households13,742100.0%
  Family Households9,60669.9%
    Married with Children2,69819.6%
    Married without Children5,02636.6%
    Single Parents1,1498.4%
    Other7335.3%
  Non-family Households4,13630.1%
    Living Alone3,49925.5%
Average Household Size2.46
Average Family Household Size3.53
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 201033,2872,6708.7%
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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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