Indiana's Population Shows Stagnant Growth
Census estimates of Indiana's population over the last year show stagnant growth.
Overall the state's population increased by less than one percent in 2012. While counties like Marion, Hamilton, Tippecanoe, Allen and Hendricks showed growth, 54 Indiana counties lost population last year. Lake County measured the biggest decline, followed by Madison, Wayne, and Delaware Counties.
According to past Census estimates, 2012 had the largst number of counties with a one-year decline since 1986 when 57 Indiana counties lost numbers. Overall population counts show little growth in the Midwest. Despite the less than one percent growth, Indiana led Illinois, Ohio, Michigan, and Kentucky in population growth.