New Census Bureau Population Estimates Pinpoint Fastest-Growing Counties in Indiana
March 24, 2016 ─ The U.S. Census Bureau reported today on where the heaviest population growth in Indiana was concentrated last year.
The fastest-growing county in Indiana between July 1, 2014, and July 1, 2015, was Boone County, whose population rose 2.5 percent over the period. Boone County was followed by Hamilton County at 2.1 percent, Johnson County at 1.5 percent, Hendricks County at 1.4 percent and Bartholomew County at 1.2 percent.
With respect to numerical growth, Hamilton County added 6,419 people over the period, more than any other county in the state. It was followed by Marion County which grew by 4,489 people, Allen County added 2,749 people, Tippecanoe County added 2,156 people andJohnson County added 2,144 people.
Marion County is the most populous county in Indiana, with 939,020 residents, followed by Lake County with 487,865 residents and Allen County with 368,450 residents.
This information is based on annual population estimates for each of the nation’s counties, county equivalents, metropolitan statistical areas, and micropolitan statistical areas since the 2010 Census and up to July 1, 2015. Internet tables are available showing rankings and components of population change (births, deaths, migration).
View these and maps at: http://www.stats.indiana.edu/population/popTotals/2015-county-estimates.asp