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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 Population156,198182,793197,569203,626206,921
Change Since 1990 26,59541,37147,42850,723
Pct. Change Since 1990 17.0%26.5%30.4%32.5%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
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Net Domestic Migration-970
International Migration90
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)928
Births2,927
Deaths1,999
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)15,1217.3%
School Age (5 to 17)41,53220.1%
College Age (18 to 24)18,7989.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)51,62624.9%
Older Adult (45 to 64)48,28423.3%
Older (65 plus)31,56015.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1,4260.7%
Asian Alone2,6451.3%
Black Alone12,7346.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone1910.1%
White Alone184,47889.2%
Two or More Race Groups5,4472.6%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino170,59982.4%
Hispanic or Latino36,32217.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2020
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households72,362100.0%
  Family Households50,20469.4%
    Married with Children15,32221.2%
    Married without Children22,45631.0%
    Single Parents7,50510.4%
    Other4,9216.8%
  Non-family Households22,15830.6%
    Living Alone18,59025.7%
Average Household Size2.86
Average Family Household Size4.12
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195084,512NANA
1960106,79022,27826.4%
1970126,52919,73918.5%
1980137,33010,8018.5%
1990156,19818,86813.7%
April 2000182,79326,59517.0%
April 2010197,56914,7768.1%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections197,559204,959212,036218,988225,496
Change Since 2010 7,40014,47721,42927,937
Pct. Change Since 2010 3.7%7.3%10.8%14.1%
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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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