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Decatur County, IN Highlights


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 Population23,64524,55925,73726,56926,320
Change Since 1990 9142,0922,9242,675
Pct. Change Since 1990 3.9%8.8%12.4%11.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2020 to 2021
Net Domestic Migration-117
International Migration10
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-53
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,6276.2%
School Age (5 to 17)4,61717.5%
College Age (18 to 24)2,1668.2%
Young Adult (25 to 44)6,43224.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,96026.4%
Older (65 plus)4,51817.2%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone810.3%
Asian Alone3521.3%
Black Alone2110.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone160.1%
White Alone25,36496.4%
Two or More Race Groups2961.1%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino25,70297.7%
Hispanic or Latino6182.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2021
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households10,176100.0%
  Family Households6,54864.3%
    Married with Children2,20321.6%
    Married without Children3,29132.3%
    Single Parents3853.8%
  Non-family Households3,62835.7%
    Living Alone2,72126.7%
Average Household Size2.59
Average Family Household Size4.02
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200024,5599143.9%
April 201025,7371,1784.8%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections25,74026,21626,59426,93127,149
Change Since 2010 4768541,1911,409
Pct. Change Since 2010 1.8%3.3%4.6%5.5%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau