Bluffton, Indiana Population 2021

10,305
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Bluffton is a city located in Wells County Indiana. It is also the county seat of Wells County. With a 2020 population of 10,305, it is the 77th largest city in Indiana and the 3031st largest city in the United States . Bluffton is currently growing at a rate of 0.77% annually and its population has increased by 4.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 9,897 in 2010. Bluffton reached it's highest population of 10,305 in 2021. Spanning over 8 miles, Bluffton has a population density of 1,240 people per square mile.

The average household income in Bluffton is $60,091 with a poverty rate of 12.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $622 per month, and the median house value is $100,300. The median age in Bluffton is 38.3 years, 37.2 years for males, and 40.3 years for females.

Bluffton Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Bluffton was:

  • White: 95.60%
  • Black or African American: 1.76%
  • Two or more races: 1.20%
  • Other race: 1.00%
  • Asian: 0.40%
  • Native American: 0.03%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Bluffton, Indiana is 10,305 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 10,068.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 9,897.

Bluffton, Indiana Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White9,48395.60%
Black or African American1751.76%
Two or More Races1191.20%
Some Other Race991.00%
Asian400.40%
American Indian and Alaska Native30.03%
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Bluffton Population by Race

Bluffton Population Pyramid $2021

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Bluffton Median Age

38.3


Total

37.2


Male

40.3


Female

Bluffton Adults

There are 7,431 adults, (1,905 of whom are seniors) in Bluffton.

Bluffton Age Dependency

79.5

Age Dependency Ratio

34.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45

Child Dependency Ratio

Bluffton Sex Ratio

Female

5,123

51.65%

Male

4,796

48.35%

Bluffton Population by Age

Bluffton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Bluffton Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.9%13.1%
Male81.2%18.8%
All65%35%
Non Family45.8%54.2%
Female38.7%61.3%

65.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Bluffton Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4,0922.3565
Married1,9132.9886.9
Non Family1,4731.1945.8
Female5893.0938.7
Male1172.8281.2

2.91

Average Family Size

2.35

Average Household Size

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Bluffton Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1372.08%
9th to 12th Grade4336.56%
High School Graduate2,70240.96%
Some College1,40621.32%
Associates Degree96614.65%
Bachelors Degree5718.66%
Graduate Degree3815.78%
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Bluffton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Bluffton Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White6,2735,764932
Hispanic19414611
Black7676
2+ Races654220
Other Race5725
Asian126
Native American33

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 30.77%.

Bluffton Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$34,717$39,029$26,352
Less Than 9th Grade$30,417$38,510$20,921
High School Graduate$32,471$36,155$25,441
Some College$31,282$39,028$24,393
Bachelors Degree$47,250$63,456$42,159
Graduate Degree$68,036$99,167$48,125

$34,717

Average Earnings

$39,029

Average Male

$26,352

Average Female

Bluffton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Bluffton Language by Age

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Bluffton Language

96.97% of Bluffton residents speak only English, while 3.03% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.76% of the population.

Bluffton Language

Bluffton Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,9401,17113.10%
Hispanic3465014.45%

12.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

10.00%

Male Poverty Rate

15.34%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Bluffton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Bluffton is Hispanic, with 14.45% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Bluffton is White, with 13.10% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 10.72%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 23.17%.

Bluffton Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade18.32%
High School13.54%
Some College10.60%
Bachelors or Greater2.73%

Bluffton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Unemployed51.35%
Female Unemployed12.50%
Female Employed8.67%
Male Employed2.13%

Bluffton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Bluffton Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$47,593$60,091
Families$55,785$72,099
Married Families$72,661-
Non Families$26,361$34,855
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Income by Household Type

Bluffton Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

50.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.8%

Male Marriage Rate

47.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Bluffton Married by Age and Sex

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Bluffton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Bluffton Marital Status by Race

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Bluffton Marital Status

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707

Number of Veterans

674

Male Veterans

33

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam259
Second Gulf War152
First Gulf War114
Korea71
World War II26

Bluffton Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
75+185
65 to 74183
35 to 54160
55 to 6496
18 to 3483

Bluffton Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White6789.46%
2+ Races1827.69%
Hispanic114.44%
Black1113.92%

Bluffton Veterans by Race

Bluffton Veterans by Education

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10.61%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.28%

Veteran Disability Rate

Bluffton Veterans by Education

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62.5%

Labor Force Participation

59.7%

Employment Rate

4.4%

Unemployment Rate

Bluffton Employment by Age

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Bluffton Employment by Race

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Bluffton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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79.26%

Born in Bluffton

99.05%

Native Born

0.95%

Foreign Born

0.28%

Non Citizen

0.67%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.05% of Bluffton residents were born in the United States, with 79.26% having been born in Indiana. 0.28% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Bluffton Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202110,305790.77%
202010,226790.78%
201910,147790.78%
201810,068480.48%
201710,020370.37%
20169,98350.05%
20159,978160.16%
20149,962380.38%
20139,92410.01%
20129,923-7-0.07%
20119,930180.18%
20109,9123760.39%
20009,5365160.56%
19909,0203150.36%
19808,7054080.48%
19708,2972,0592.89%
19606,2381620.26%
19506,0766591.15%
19405,4173430.66%
19305,074-317-0.60%
19205,3914040.78%
19104,9875081.08%
19004,4798902.24%
18903,5890.00%

Bluffton Population by Year