Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Starke 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 Population22,74723,56723,36223,02323,372
Change Since 1990 820615276625
Pct. Change Since 1990 3.6%2.7%1.2%2.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
Net Domestic Migration87
International Migration2
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-75
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,3515.8%
School Age (5 to 17)4,03317.3%
College Age (18 to 24)1,6937.2%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,41023.1%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,32327.1%
Older (65 plus)4,56219.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone1200.5%
Asian Alone650.3%
Black Alone1440.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone00.0%
White Alone22,74297.3%
Two or More Race Groups3011.3%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino22,33695.6%
Hispanic or Latino1,0364.4%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households8,474100.0%
  Family Households5,60266.1%
    Married with Children1,40016.5%
    Married without Children2,96735.0%
    Single Parents6808.0%
  Non-family Households2,87233.9%
    Living Alone2,28326.9%
Average Household Size2.76
Average Family Household Size4.17
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200023,5678203.6%
April 201023,362-205-0.9%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections23,36323,22723,10222,95922,719
Change Since 2010 -136-261-404-644
Pct. Change Since 2010 -0.6%-1.1%-1.7%-2.8%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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