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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 Population18,99321,73621,47320,69520,758
Change Since 1990 2,7432,4801,7021,765
Pct. Change Since 1990 14.4%13.1%9.0%9.3%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
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Net Domestic Migration17
International Migration1
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-66
Births193
Deaths259
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,0074.9%
School Age (5 to 17)2,90314.0%
College Age (18 to 24)1,6598.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,81728.0%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,53326.7%
Older (65 plus)3,83918.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone770.4%
Asian Alone580.3%
Black Alone1,0945.3%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone20.0%
White Alone19,23692.7%
Two or More Race Groups2911.4%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino20,36798.1%
Hispanic or Latino3911.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2020
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households7,806100.0%
  Family Households5,38969.0%
    Married with Children1,52119.5%
    Married without Children2,47531.7%
    Single Parents90511.6%
    Other4886.3%
  Non-family Households2,41731.0%
    Living Alone2,01525.8%
Average Household Size2.67
Average Family Household Size3.86
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195023,667NANA
196021,721-1,946-8.2%
197019,889-1,832-8.4%
198021,1071,2186.1%
199018,993-2,114-10.0%
April 200021,7362,74314.4%
April 201021,473-263-1.2%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections21,47521,27021,01120,74220,429
Change Since 2010 -205-464-733-1,046
Pct. Change Since 2010 -1.0%-2.2%-3.4%-4.9%
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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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