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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 Population165,058171,941179,701181,536179,987
Change Since 1990 6,88314,64316,47814,929
Pct. Change Since 1990 4.2%8.9%10.0%9.0%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
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Net Domestic Migration-23
International Migration90
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-271
Births2,114
Deaths2,385
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)10,3935.8%
School Age (5 to 17)28,56615.9%
College Age (18 to 24)17,4649.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)47,77926.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)44,05724.5%
Older (65 plus)31,72817.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone5640.3%
Asian Alone2,6041.4%
Black Alone18,23210.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone4820.3%
White Alone152,68084.8%
Two or More Race Groups5,4253.0%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino174,36996.9%
Hispanic or Latino5,6183.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2020
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households76,094100.0%
  Family Households45,54859.9%
    Married with Children10,83114.2%
    Married without Children20,97327.6%
    Single Parents7,78710.2%
    Other5,9577.8%
  Non-family Households30,54640.1%
    Living Alone24,65632.4%
Average Household Size2.37
Average Family Household Size3.96
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
1950160,422NANA
1960165,7945,3723.3%
1970168,7722,9781.8%
1980167,515-1,257-0.7%
1990165,058-2,457-1.5%
April 2000171,9416,8834.2%
April 2010179,7017,7604.5%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections179,703183,494186,480188,931190,851
Change Since 2010 3,7916,7779,22811,148
Pct. Change Since 2010 2.1%3.8%5.1%6.2%
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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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