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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 Population21,51221,81521,25321,02120,248
Change Since 1990 303-259-491-1,264
Pct. Change Since 1990 1.4%-1.2%-2.3%-5.9%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
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Net Domestic Migration-213
International Migration-4
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)9
Births266
Deaths257
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,3966.9%
School Age (5 to 17)3,74918.5%
College Age (18 to 24)1,5797.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,54122.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,21425.8%
Older (65 plus)3,76918.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone550.3%
Asian Alone840.4%
Black Alone1550.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone70.0%
White Alone19,68797.2%
Two or More Race Groups2601.3%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino19,56296.6%
Hispanic or Latino6863.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2020
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households8,293100.0%
  Family Households5,39965.1%
    Married with Children1,40617.0%
    Married without Children2,56430.9%
    Single Parents7669.2%
    Other6638.0%
  Non-family Households2,89434.9%
    Living Alone2,38128.7%
Average Household Size2.47
Average Family Household Size3.79
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195023,157NANA
196022,572-585-2.5%
197023,5751,0034.4%
198023,239-336-1.4%
199021,512-1,727-7.4%
April 200021,8153031.4%
April 201021,253-562-2.6%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections21,25321,04520,93020,86620,755
Change Since 2010 -208-323-387-498
Pct. Change Since 2010 -1.0%-1.5%-1.8%-2.3%
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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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