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Knox County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War hero General Henry Knox

County Seat: Vincennes

Largest City: Vincennes (2016 population: 17,924)

Population per Square Mile: 73.15

Square Miles: 516.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)38,440390.6%6,484,136
Today (2016)37,744410.6%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*37,721420.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.8%55 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-22767 -12,135
Net International Migration1542 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)80360.4%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,315426.1%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)5,7554915.2%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)5,2142713.8%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,3064422.0%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,7334425.8%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)6,4214117.0%14.9%
Median Age37.8  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone117500.3%0.4%
Asian Alone345330.9%2.2%
Black Alone1,192273.2%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone15430.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups525371.4%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)14,77937100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,7164418.4%19.2%
Married Without Children4,4654830.2%30.0%
Single Parents1,292388.7%9.8%
Living Alone4,6913031.7%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)16,96338100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)17,08038100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2015)$84,70083  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2015)$46663  

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
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)24,882410.6%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher88%35 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree15.2%53 24.1%

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 2015$41,2342198.3%41,940
Median Household Income in 201542,8188184.8%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201519.1%5132.6%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1824.1%20118.1%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201650300.7%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20164,745260.7%722,928
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, 2015431450.5%84,008
Births to Teens, 201544280.7%5,876
Deaths, 2015478320.8%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force19,076410.6%3,326,893
Annual Unemployment Rate4.445100.0%4.4
August 2017 Unemployment Rate4.01111.1%3.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work22,908100.0%$1,043,974100.0%$45,572
Wage and Salary19,13383.5%$710,43868.1%$37,132
Farm Proprietors4241.9%$32,4993.1%$76,649
Nonfarm Proprietors3,35114.6%$105,22910.1%$31,402
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,7207.5%$29,8372.9%$17,347
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,36910.3%$119,65411.5%$50,508
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4852.1%$20,8512.0%$42,992
  Retail Trade2,39210.4%$61,0245.8%$25,512
  Trans., Warehousing8353.6%$43,9794.2%$52,669
  Wholesale Trade7523.3%$42,3934.1%$56,374
  Other Private (not above)4,985*21.8%*$239,176*22.9%*$47,979*

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed45100.0%100.0%$8,164$3,875,847
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$372,642

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

in 2016
Percent of County
Monroe City5331.4%
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