Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Howard 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 Population80,82784,96182,74882,37882,732
Change Since 1990 4,1341,9211,5511,905
Pct. Change Since 1990 5.1%2.4%1.9%2.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2019 to 2020
Net Domestic Migration43
International Migration46
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-21
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)4,9436.0%
School Age (5 to 17)13,77916.7%
College Age (18 to 24)6,5217.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)19,36823.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)21,51826.0%
Older (65 plus)16,41519.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone3370.4%
Asian Alone1,0821.3%
Black Alone6,5487.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone360.0%
White Alone72,21987.4%
Two or More Race Groups2,3222.8%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino79,62296.3%
Hispanic or Latino2,9223.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households34,701100.0%
  Family Households22,44864.7%
    Married with Children5,10814.7%
    Married without Children11,08732.0%
    Single Parents3,3289.6%
  Non-family Households12,25335.3%
    Living Alone10,67630.8%
Average Household Size2.38
Average Family Household Size3.68
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200084,9614,1345.1%
April 201082,748-2,213-2.6%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections82,75282,25081,54380,70679,522
Change Since 2010 -502-1,209-2,046-3,230
Pct. Change Since 2010 -0.6%-1.5%-2.5%-3.9%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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