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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%6,634,007
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 -10,480
Net International Migration1542 11,461
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)80360.4%22,480

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%
White35,5504094.2%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups525371.4%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic37,0403998.1%93.2%
Hispanic704561.9%6.8%

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 2016 (estimate)16,96338100.0%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 2016$42,5131898.6%43,097
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, 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
Employed18,241420.6%3,179,806
Unemployed835390.6%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate4.445100.0%4.4
December 2017 Unemployment Rate2.95493.5%3.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work22,861100.0%$1,076,100100.0%$47,071
Wage and Salary19,05083.3%$731,81068.0%$38,415
Farm Proprietors4221.8%$49,8914.6%$118,225
Nonfarm Proprietors3,38914.8%$85,2617.9%$25,158
Farm6532.9%$58,2485.4%$89,201
Nonfarm22,20897.1%$1,017,85294.6%$45,833
Private17,09174.8%$752,08869.9%$44,005
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,6457.2%$28,9972.7%$17,627
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1320.6%$9420.1%$7,136
  Construction9244.0%$53,5925.0%$58,000
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,44310.7%$130,19012.1%$53,291
  Information1410.6%$6,6290.6%$47,014
  Manufacturing2,1859.6%$115,47910.7%$52,851
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4602.0%$22,0662.1%$47,970
  Retail Trade2,48410.9%$63,4745.9%$25,553
  Trans., Warehousing7293.2%$39,9023.7%$54,735
  Wholesale Trade7333.2%$41,0173.8%$55,958
  Other Private (not above)5,21522.8%$249,80023.2%$47,900
Government5,11722.4%$265,76424.7%$51,937

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

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
Single-Family3986.7%75.2%$7,529$3,417,822
2-Family613.3%3.1%635$64,063
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

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Bicknell2,8767.6%
Bruceville4751.3%
Decker2450.6%
Edwardsport2980.8%
Monroe City5331.4%
Oaktown5971.6%
Sandborn4081.1%
Vincennes17,92447.5%
Wheatland4721.3%
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