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Knox County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War hero General Henry Knox

County Seat: Vincennes

Largest City: Vincennes (2018 population: 17,171)

Population per Square Mile: 70.92

Square Miles: 516.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)38,440390.6%6,484,192
Today (2019)36,594420.5%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*37,009420.5%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.8%83 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1750 3,997
Net International Migration2039 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-466-0.0%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,207446.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)5,7144815.5%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)4,7012812.7%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,3154422.5%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,3764525.4%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)6,5824117.8%15.8%
Median Age38.5  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone125460.3%0.4%
Asian Alone332330.9%2.5%
Black Alone1,092283.0%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone20380.1%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups512421.4%2.1%
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 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)14,95538100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,7204318.2%18.6%
Married Without Children4,3614929.2%29.9%
Single Parents1,6353010.9%9.5%
Living Alone4,3813729.3%28.5%

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 2018 (estimate)17,11339100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)17,06038100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2018)$88,70083  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2018)$49267  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 5,755430.5%1,117,590
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)24,571430.6%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher88.3%49 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree16.4%56 25.9%

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 2018$44,6262694.6%47,149
Median Household Income in 201848,6067487.2%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201815.7%12120.8%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1820.2%26115.4%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201841310.7%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20184,063260.7%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20192,800390.5%514,915

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, 2017415450.5%82,170
Births to Teens, 201732380.6%5,152
Deaths, 2017414410.6%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force18,898420.6%3,381,609
Annual Unemployment Rate3.35094.3%3.5
February 2020 Unemployment Rate3.25294.1%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work22,733100.0%$1,093,543100.0%$48,104
Wage and Salary19,19484.4%$765,33770.0%$39,874
Farm Proprietors4141.8%$31,4032.9%$75,853
Nonfarm Proprietors3,12513.7%$91,8018.4%$29,376
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,6787.4%$31,2432.9%$18,619
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1390.6%$1,4180.1%$10,201
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,51111.0%$134,26812.3%$53,472
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4361.9%$22,8232.1%$52,346
  Retail Trade2,34410.3%$65,7466.0%$28,049
  Trans., Warehousing7293.2%$46,0794.2%$63,209
  Wholesale Trade6642.9%$41,3983.8%$62,346
  Other Private (not above)5,13022.6%$258,44623.6%$50,379

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed37100.0%100.0%$6,957$4,879,857
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
Monroe City5291.4%
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