Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Rush 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 Population18,12918,25817,39116,62816,672
Change Since 1990 129-738-1,501-1,457
Pct. Change Since 1990 0.7%-4.1%-8.3%-8.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
Net Domestic Migration-43
International Migration2
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-34
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)9315.6%
School Age (5 to 17)2,80816.8%
College Age (18 to 24)1,2657.6%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,89723.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,59627.6%
Older (65 plus)3,17519.0%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone680.4%
Asian Alone690.4%
Black Alone1691.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone70.0%
White Alone16,14096.8%
Two or More Race Groups2191.3%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino16,35098.1%
Hispanic or Latino3221.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households6,642100.0%
  Family Households4,47867.4%
    Married with Children1,19618.0%
    Married without Children2,20633.2%
    Single Parents3665.5%
  Non-family Households2,16432.6%
    Living Alone1,75626.4%
Average Household Size2.51
Average Family Household Size3.72
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200018,2581290.7%
April 201017,391-867-4.7%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections17,39216,96016,55116,14115,680
Change Since 2010 -432-841-1,251-1,712
Pct. Change Since 2010 -2.5%-4.8%-7.2%-9.8%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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