Indiana Population Ups and Downs

A new study finds that most of the state's most populous cities are growing except for those in the northwest. 

Estimates released by the U.S. Census Bureau and analyzed by the Indiana Business Research Center at IU's Kelley School of Business shows Indianapolis had the state's largest gain with about 5,500 new residents last year. That's below the nearly 9,000 residents added in 2013. 

Fort Wayne added about 16-hundred residents last year, while South Bend added about 270 residents, its largest one-year growth in more than 20 years. In northwest Indiana, though, Hammond, Gary and Lafayette all saw population declines.