Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Jay 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 Population21,51221,81521,25321,13520,416
Change Since 1990 303-259-377-1,096
Pct. Change Since 1990 1.4%-1.2%-1.8%-5.1%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2019 to 2020
Net Domestic Migration-70
International Migration-6
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)45
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,4287.0%
School Age (5 to 17)3,72818.2%
College Age (18 to 24)1,6037.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,50522.0%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,39726.4%
Older (65 plus)3,77518.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone460.2%
Asian Alone820.4%
Black Alone1090.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone70.0%
White Alone19,94297.5%
Two or More Race Groups2501.2%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino19,77396.7%
Hispanic or Latino6633.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households8,174100.0%
  Family Households5,35465.5%
    Married with Children1,46117.9%
    Married without Children2,52630.9%
    Single Parents7459.1%
  Non-family Households2,82034.5%
    Living Alone2,36028.9%
Average Household Size2.50
Average Family Household Size3.82
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200021,8153031.4%
April 201021,253-562-2.6%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections21,25321,04520,93020,86620,755
Change Since 2010 -208-323-387-498
Pct. Change Since 2010 -1.0%-1.5%-1.8%-2.3%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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