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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 Population29,79731,71232,40032,25933,141
Change Since 1990 1,9152,6032,4623,344
Pct. Change Since 1990 6.4%8.7%8.3%11.2%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
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Net Domestic Migration91
International Migration14
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-44
Births371
Deaths415
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,8495.6%
School Age (5 to 17)4,89614.8%
College Age (18 to 24)3,1739.6%
Young Adult (25 to 44)7,96324.0%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,03827.3%
Older (65 plus)6,22218.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1410.4%
Asian Alone2910.9%
Black Alone7162.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone490.1%
White Alone31,44694.9%
Two or More Race Groups4981.5%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino32,09896.9%
Hispanic or Latino1,0433.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2020
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households12,833100.0%
  Family Households8,02462.5%
    Married with Children2,05116.0%
    Married without Children3,76729.4%
    Single Parents1,2669.9%
    Other9407.3%
  Non-family Households4,80937.5%
    Living Alone4,07931.8%
Average Household Size2.58
Average Family Household Size4.12
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195021,613NANA
196024,0612,44811.3%
197027,0062,94512.2%
198030,4193,41312.6%
199029,797-622-2.0%
April 200031,7121,9156.4%
April 201032,4006882.2%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections32,42832,65732,81132,88032,782
Change Since 2010 229383452354
Pct. Change Since 2010 0.7%1.2%1.4%1.1%
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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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