The charts presented here display a number of key population trends that are of critical importance to Allen County. Historical and projected population growth, age and gender composition, and migration patterns all build a clear understanding of the underlying dynamics of the region’s residents and workforce. In each instance, trends are compared against the State of Ohio and United States for context.
Asset Inventory Population
Population Growth 1910-2013
- Population increased appreciably through 1960’s due to Baby Boom and economic growth.
- "Baby Boom Echo" of late 1970’s did not occur and its impact is masked by economic downturn.
- Recent growth has flattened as younger population leaves the area
Projected Population Growth 2010-2040
- Projected population growth moving in opposite direction of the state.
- Future growth pattern continues slight decline.
- Rapid aging of the population expected to continue.
Gender Distribution 2010-2040
- Stark disparity between gender profiles.
- Female population expected to remain relatively stable while male population declines.
- This correlates to differences in median age, with men nearly four years older.
Migration Patterns 2000-2010
- Number of residents leaving Allen County surpasses the number of new residents entering each year.
- Migration activity varies widely with economic activity.
- Age of residents that leave (22.7 years) is significantly younger than those who move in (34.8).