Hoosiers by the Numbers

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De Kalb County, IN

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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
Total Population35,32440,30342,25542,51143,670
Change Since 1990 4,9796,9317,1878,346
Pct. Change Since 1990 14.1%19.6%20.3%23.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2019 to 2020
Net Domestic Migration0
International Migration-2
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)110
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)2,7926.4%
School Age (5 to 17)7,66017.6%
College Age (18 to 24)3,5498.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,71624.6%
Older Adult (45 to 64)11,55826.5%
Older (65 plus)7,20016.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1420.3%
Asian Alone2240.5%
Black Alone2420.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone300.1%
White Alone42,32397.2%
Two or More Race Groups5141.2%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino42,23897.0%
Hispanic or Latino1,2372.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households16,801100.0%
  Family Households11,55268.8%
    Married with Children3,14318.7%
    Married without Children5,79134.5%
    Single Parents1,79510.7%
  Non-family Households5,24931.2%
    Living Alone4,57527.2%
Average Household Size2.59
Average Family Household Size3.77
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200040,3034,97914.1%
April 201042,2551,9524.8%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections42,22342,98043,65144,20244,484
Change Since 2010 7571,4281,9792,261
Pct. Change Since 2010 1.8%3.4%4.7%5.4%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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