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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: 71.50

Square Miles: 516.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)38,440390.6%6,484,192
Today (2018)36,895420.6%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*37,721420.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-4.0%79 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-25581 3,555
Net International Migration1046 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)47380.2%19,211

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 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)14,98638100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,6534517.7%18.8%
Married Without Children4,4865029.9%30.0%
Single Parents1,5073210.1%9.6%
Living Alone4,4283729.5%28.3%

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 2017 (includes vacant units)17,07138100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,5964756.2%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$87,20081  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,3902731.6%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$48764  

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
Public5,323470.5%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)24,759420.6%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher88.2%46 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree16.1%54 25.3%

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 201744,0448781.4%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201718.9%4142.1%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1823.6%11132.6%17.8%
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, 2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force18,645420.6%3,336,655
Employed18,006420.6%3,218,115
Unemployed639410.5%118,540
Annual Unemployment Rate3.45094.4%3.6
February 2019 Unemployment Rate4.01102.6%3.9

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
Bicknell2,8687.8%
Bruceville4761.3%
Decker2460.7%
Edwardsport2950.8%
Monroe City5301.4%
Oaktown5971.6%
Sandborn4071.1%
Vincennes17,72948.1%
Wheatland4711.3%
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