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Knox County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War hero General Henry Knox

County Seat: Vincennes

Largest City: Vincennes (2017 population: 17,729)

Population per Square Mile: 72.69

Square Miles: 516.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)38,440390.6%6,484,192
Today (2017)37,508420.6%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*37,721420.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.4%65 2.8%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-6554 -976
Net International Migration948 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)24550.1%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,254446.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)5,7594915.4%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)5,1562713.7%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,3114422.2%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,5594425.5%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)6,4694117.2%15.4%
Median Age37.9  Median Age = 37.7

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone119490.3%0.4%
Asian Alone342330.9%2.4%
Black Alone1,165283.1%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone17400.0%0.1%
White35,3394194.2%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups526381.4%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic36,7424098.0%93.0%
Hispanic766552.0%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)14,65538100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,6354518.0%19.0%
Married Without Children4,3125029.4%30.0%
Single Parents1,4763410.1%9.7%
Living Alone4,6223231.5%28.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2017 (estimate)17,09438100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)16,96938100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,6664657.0%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$85,10083  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,9892729.4%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$50148  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 5,665440.5%1,110,866
Public5,252470.5%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)24,770420.6%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher88.5%32 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree15.2%59 24.6%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2017$42,4732694.1%45,150
Median Household Income in 201643,8978584.0%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201617.0%12121.4%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1823.4%17122.5%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201748290.7%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20174,398260.7%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20172,704380.5%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2016452430.5%83,063
Births to Teens, 201641280.8%5,294
Deaths, 2016423380.7%63,492

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force18,645420.6%3,320,409
Employed18,006420.6%3,203,351
Unemployed639410.5%117,058
Annual Unemployment Rate3.45097.1%3.5
October 2018 Unemployment Rate3.636100.0%3.6

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work22,596100.0%$1,061,469100.0%$46,976
Wage and Salary18,89183.6%$739,66269.7%$39,154
Farm Proprietors4171.8%$27,8892.6%$66,880
Nonfarm Proprietors3,28814.6%$88,6998.4%$26,977
Farm6863.0%$36,5283.4%$53,248
Nonfarm21,91097.0%$1,024,94196.6%$46,780
Private16,75574.2%$762,58771.8%$45,514
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,6327.2%$29,1932.8%$17,888
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction9764.3%$52,9735.0%$54,276
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,45810.9%$135,64412.8%$55,185
  Information1690.7%$8,1840.8%$48,426
  Manufacturing2,1309.4%$117,71811.1%$55,267
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4542.0%$22,4442.1%$49,436
  Retail Trade2,44610.8%$65,3776.2%$26,728
  Trans., Warehousing6833.0%$42,2454.0%$61,852
  Wholesale Trade6642.9%$40,6133.8%$61,164
  Other Private (not above)4,822*21.3%*$237,740*22.4%*$49,303*
Government5,15522.8%$262,35424.7%$50,893

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

Residential Building Permits, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed43100.0%100.0%$8,085$4,583,500
Single-Family3990.7%74.2%$7,625$4,038,599
2-Family49.3%2.0%460$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family00.0%23.4%$0$469,056

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Knox County

NamePopulation
in 2017
Percent of County
Bicknell2,8687.6%
Bruceville4761.3%
Decker2460.7%
Edwardsport2950.8%
Monroe City5301.4%
Oaktown5971.6%
Sandborn4071.1%
Vincennes17,72947.3%
Wheatland4711.3%
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