More than half of Indiana’s 92 counties experienced a decrease in population in 2015, according to data released by the U.S. Census Bureau Thursday. Most of the remaining counties saw one of the slowest population growths in decades.
Statewide, Indiana added just under 22,000 residents in 2015. That’s Indiana's second-smallest population gain since 1989.
Matt Kinghorn is an analyst with the Indiana Business Research Center, which analyzed the data. He says this has been a problem for the Midwest for a few decades.