Hoosiers by the Numbers

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Wells 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 Population25,94827,62627,63727,86328,197
Change Since 1990 1,6781,6891,9152,249
Pct. Change Since 1990 6.5%6.5%7.4%8.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
Net Domestic Migration27
International Migration2
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-15
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,7526.2%
School Age (5 to 17)5,25718.6%
College Age (18 to 24)2,0997.4%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,69523.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)7,13125.3%
Older (65 plus)5,26318.7%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone870.3%
Asian Alone1840.7%
Black Alone2831.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone90.0%
White Alone27,27596.7%
Two or More Race Groups3591.3%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino27,20996.5%
Hispanic or Latino9883.5%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households11,120100.0%
  Family Households7,61468.5%
    Married with Children2,55523.0%
    Married without Children3,79234.1%
    Single Parents7286.5%
  Non-family Households3,50631.5%
    Living Alone3,07427.6%
Average Household Size2.54
Average Family Household Size3.70
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200027,6261,6786.5%
April 201027,637110.0%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections27,63627,84327,97727,99227,834
Change Since 2010 207341356198
Pct. Change Since 2010 0.7%1.2%1.3%0.7%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau

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