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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
 19902000200420092014
Total Population247,052265,567264,338266,644267,618
Change Since 1990 18,51517,28619,59220,566
Pct. Change Since 1990 7.5%7.0%7.9%8.3%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2013 to 2014
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Net Domestic Migration-714
International Migration513
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1,075
Births3,495
Deaths2,420
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2014
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)17,3406.5%
School Age (5 to 17)46,93117.5%
College Age (18 to 24)29,57211.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)66,62724.9%
Older Adult (45 to 64)68,83325.7%
Older (65 plus)38,31514.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2014
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1,4330.5%
Asian Alone6,1112.3%
Black Alone35,35313.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone2640.1%
White Alone217,15081.1%
Two or More Race Groups7,3072.7%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino245,79191.8%
Hispanic or Latino21,8278.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2013
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households101,947100.0%
  Family Households65,45264.2%
    Married with Children18,95018.6%
    Married without Children28,34327.8%
    Single Parents10,51210.3%
    Other7,6477.5%
  Non-family Households36,49535.8%
    Living Alone30,31429.7%
Average Household Size2.62
Average Family Household Size4.08
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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