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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 Population247,052265,567266,914270,042272,212
Change Since 1990 18,51519,86222,99025,160
Pct. Change Since 1990 7.5%8.0%9.3%10.2%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
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Net Domestic Migration-748
International Migration238
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)121
Births3,291
Deaths3,170
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)16,9636.2%
School Age (5 to 17)46,81417.2%
College Age (18 to 24)30,02011.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)69,73125.6%
Older Adult (45 to 64)63,86023.5%
Older (65 plus)44,82416.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1,5770.6%
Asian Alone7,5552.8%
Black Alone37,68613.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2420.1%
White Alone215,86979.3%
Two or More Race Groups9,2833.4%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino245,64990.2%
Hispanic or Latino26,5639.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2020
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households104,380100.0%
  Family Households63,70561.0%
    Married with Children18,01317.3%
    Married without Children28,17327.0%
    Single Parents9,7799.4%
    Other7,7407.4%
  Non-family Households40,67539.0%
    Living Alone34,41133.0%
Average Household Size2.61
Average Family Household Size4.28
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 2010266,9141,3470.5%
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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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