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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
 19902000200520102015
Total Population247,052265,567264,863266,797268,441
Change Since 1990 18,51517,81119,74521,389
Pct. Change Since 1990 7.5%7.2%8.0%8.7%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2014 to 2015
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Net Domestic Migration-916
International Migration597
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,178
Births3,589
Deaths2,411
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)17,5216.5%
School Age (5 to 17)46,72117.4%
College Age (18 to 24)29,71111.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)66,64324.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)68,58525.5%
Older (65 plus)39,26014.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2015
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1,4610.5%
Asian Alone6,2302.3%
Black Alone35,77213.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2870.1%
White Alone217,21080.9%
Two or More Race Groups7,4812.8%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino245,82391.6%
Hispanic or Latino22,6188.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2014
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households101,759100.0%
  Family Households65,24264.1%
    Married with Children18,42718.1%
    Married without Children28,66528.2%
    Single Parents10,73010.5%
    Other7,4207.3%
  Non-family Households36,51735.9%
    Living Alone30,28929.8%
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

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