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 Population18,12918,25817,39116,70916,649
Change Since 1990 129-738-1,420-1,480
Pct. Change Since 1990 0.7%-4.1%-7.8%-8.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2019 to 2020
Net Domestic Migration48
International Migration6
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-11
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)9535.7%
School Age (5 to 17)2,79216.8%
College Age (18 to 24)1,2717.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)3,78422.8%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,67328.1%
Older (65 plus)3,10818.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone700.4%
Asian Alone650.4%
Black Alone1741.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone60.0%
White Alone16,04696.6%
Two or More Race Groups2201.3%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino16,28998.1%
Hispanic or Latino2921.8%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2019
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households6,667100.0%
  Family Households4,71170.7%
    Married with Children1,23118.5%
    Married without Children2,28134.2%
    Single Parents5868.8%
  Non-family Households1,95629.3%
    Living Alone1,61824.3%
Average Household Size2.49
Average Family Household Size3.52
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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