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St. Joseph County, IN

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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
 19901998200320082013
Total Population247,052258,185264,699267,048266,709
Change Since 1990 11,13317,64719,99619,657
Pct. Change Since 1990 4.5%7.1%8.1%8.0%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2012 to 2013
 Numbergraph
Net Domestic Migration-1,103
International Migration389
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,091
Births3,486
Deaths2,395
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2012
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)17,2786.5%
School Age (5 to 17)47,17217.7%
College Age (18 to 24)30,15611.3%
Young Adult (25 to 44)65,72924.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)69,21326.0%
Older (65 plus)36,79613.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2012
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1,4090.5%
Asian Alone5,6032.1%
Black Alone34,61213.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2230.1%
White Alone217,68381.7%
Two or More Race Groups6,8142.6%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino245,79892.2%
Hispanic or Latino20,5467.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2012
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households101,201100.0%
  Family Households64,99464.2%
    Married with Children19,18519.0%
    Married without Children28,22127.9%
    Single Parents10,21910.1%
    Other7,3697.3%
  Non-family Households36,20735.8%
    Living Alone30,16429.8%
Average Household Size2.63
Average Family Household Size4.10
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
1950205,058NANA
1960238,61433,55616.4%
1970244,8276,2132.6%
1980241,617-3,210-1.3%
1990247,0525,4352.2%
April 2000265,56718,5157.5%
April 2010266,9291,3620.5%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections266,931268,533270,586272,788274,250
Change Since 2010 1,6023,6555,8577,319
Pct. Change Since 2010 0.6%1.4%2.2%2.7%
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Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau