Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Fountain 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 Population17,80817,96217,24216,54316,511
Change Since 1990 154-566-1,265-1,297
Pct. Change Since 1990 0.9%-3.2%-7.1%-7.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2019 to 2020
Net Domestic Migration74
International Migration5
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)7
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)9265.6%
School Age (5 to 17)2,62216.0%
College Age (18 to 24)1,2677.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,67322.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,54027.6%
Older (65 plus)3,31820.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone590.4%
Asian Alone500.3%
Black Alone920.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone130.1%
White Alone15,92296.9%
Two or More Race Groups2101.3%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino15,91196.9%
Hispanic or Latino4352.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households6,974100.0%
  Family Households4,69467.3%
    Married with Children1,25218.0%
    Married without Children2,41834.7%
    Single Parents4446.4%
  Non-family Households2,28032.7%
    Living Alone1,90527.3%
Average Household Size2.36
Average Family Household Size3.50
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200017,9621540.9%
April 201017,242-720-4.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections17,24016,90616,55516,21415,806
Change Since 2010 -334-685-1,026-1,434
Pct. Change Since 2010 -1.9%-4.0%-6.0%-8.3%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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