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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 Population25,94827,62627,63727,86328,197
Change Since 1990 1,6781,6891,9152,249
Pct. Change Since 1990 6.5%6.5%7.4%8.7%
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Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
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Net Domestic Migration27
International Migration2
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-15
Births316
Deaths331
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,7526.2%
School Age (5 to 17)5,25718.6%
College Age (18 to 24)2,0997.4%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,69523.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,13125.3%
Older (65 plus)5,26318.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone870.3%
Asian Alone1840.7%
Black Alone2831.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone90.0%
White Alone27,27596.7%
Two or More Race Groups3591.3%
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Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino27,20996.5%
Hispanic or Latino9883.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2020
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households11,122100.0%
  Family Households7,76669.8%
    Married with Children2,36321.2%
    Married without Children4,06836.6%
    Single Parents8567.7%
    Other4794.3%
  Non-family Households3,35630.2%
    Living Alone2,99726.9%
Average Household Size2.53
Average Family Household Size3.63
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
 PopulationNumerical
Chg.
Pct. Chg.
195019,564NANA
196021,2201,6568.5%
197023,8212,60112.3%
198025,4011,5806.6%
199025,9485472.2%
April 200027,6261,6786.5%
April 201027,637110.0%
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Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
 20102015202020252030
Population Projections27,63627,84327,97727,99227,834
Change Since 2010 207341356198
Pct. Change Since 2010 0.7%1.2%1.3%0.7%
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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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