The county with the lowest population in the state of Indiana is Ohio County, which has a population of 5,844.After Ohio County are Union County (7, 04), Warren County (8, 26) and Benton County (8, 65). Ohio County is the smallest county in Indiana by population. Ohio County is the smallest in size. What is behind this population growth? All 20 counties experienced a natural increase (i.e., births outnumbered deaths) and nine of the 20 counties had positive net migration (meaning more people moved than moved).
An increasingly important part of these population increases can be explained by international migration, that is, people who migrate from countries outside the United States. In fact, all 20 counties experienced positive international migration. The county of Switzerland experienced a population decline of 8.3%. The county's total population is now 9,737 people.
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STATS Indiana is the statistical data company of the state of Indiana, developed and maintained since 1985 by the Indiana Business Research Center of the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Most significantly, the twenty largest counties accounted for 80 percent of the state's population increase of 233,000 in the six years since the 2000 census. Dearborn County was formed from the territory of Indiana in 1803, and its borders were changed several times, both before and after the creation of the state of Indiana in 1816.All but two counties (Warren and Vermillion) experienced a natural increase and eight counties had positive net migration. The population of many of Indiana's rural counties has declined over the past 10 years, according to data recently released by the United States.
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