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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
 19902000201020152021
Total Population9,4419,4278,8368,6598,714
Change Since 1990 -14-605-782-727
Pct. Change Since 1990 -0.1%-6.4%-8.3%-7.7%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
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Net Domestic Migration-10
International Migration0
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)10
Births103
Deaths93
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)5336.1%
School Age (5 to 17)1,61818.6%
College Age (18 to 24)6607.6%
Young Adult (25 to 44)2,06023.6%
Older Adult (45 to 64)2,29326.3%
Older (65 plus)1,55017.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone290.3%
Asian Alone200.2%
Black Alone961.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone50.1%
White Alone8,40496.4%
Two or More Race Groups1601.8%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino8,19294.0%
Hispanic or Latino5226.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2020
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households3,435100.0%
  Family Households2,24465.3%
    Married with Children53015.4%
    Married without Children1,06230.9%
    Single Parents41612.1%
    Other2366.9%
  Non-family Households1,19134.7%
    Living Alone98328.6%
Average Household Size2.54
Average Family Household Size3.88
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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