Bloomington, Inda. – Indiana’s population has been growing for the past decade, but a new study shows that growth is slowing.
A survey by Indiana University’s Indiana Business Research Center says Indiana population growth in 2021 has slowed since 2015. The state added 20,341 new residents last year.
In 2021, the number of housewives and the number of dead housewives were much closer together than in the previous year. Subtracting the number of deaths from the number of births, Indiana has a net increase of 690 people.
Matthew Kinghorn, a senior demographer at the Indiana Business Research Center, told Inside Indiana Business, “The primary reason for this slowdown was the sharp rise in the number of deaths in 2021 as the Covid-19 epidemic took a heavy toll.” “At the same time, fertility rates in Indiana continue to decline, resulting in only 77,600 births last year – the state’s lowest annual number on record in the late 1960s.”
More than 19,000 people migrated to Indiana last year.
With the biggest jump in the Indy Metro, the population of 58 counties has increased. Boone County State and the Indie Metro area had the largest growth rates at 2.6-percent. Hamilton County has added the most new residents overall with more than 7,700 people moving to Hamilton County.
Outside the Indy Metro, Park County has grown the most.
Lake County had more population deaths than birth, and when these numbers were combined, Lake County Indiana saw the largest “natural decline” in population.
Marion County had the largest population decline in 2021, with 5,670 residents from the county.
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