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 Population35,32440,30342,25542,67143,333
Change Since 1990 4,9796,9317,3478,009
Pct. Change Since 1990 14.1%19.6%20.8%22.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
Net Domestic Migration39
International Migration2
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)9
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)2,7456.3%
School Age (5 to 17)7,77317.9%
College Age (18 to 24)3,4077.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)10,81024.9%
Older Adult (45 to 64)11,28626.0%
Older (65 plus)7,31216.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1550.4%
Asian Alone2350.5%
Black Alone3080.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone290.1%
White Alone42,01497.0%
Two or More Race Groups5921.4%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino41,98896.9%
Hispanic or Latino1,3453.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households16,832100.0%
  Family Households11,74869.8%
    Married with Children3,57821.3%
    Married without Children5,55833.0%
    Single Parents1,5649.3%
  Non-family Households5,08430.2%
    Living Alone4,29825.5%
Average Household Size2.57
Average Family Household Size3.69
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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