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Knox County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War hero General Henry Knox

County Seat: Vincennes

Largest City: Vincennes (2019 population: 16,862)

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%6,484,051
Today (2019)36,594420.5%6,731,010
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, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,066455.6%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)5,7524715.7%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)4,4592912.2%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,3934422.9%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)9,1884525.1%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)6,7364118.4%16.1%
Median Age39.0  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone128480.3%0.4%
Asian Alone353331.0%2.6%
Black Alone1,093293.0%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone21380.1%0.1%
White34,4964494.3%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups503431.4%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic35,7694197.7%92.7%
Hispanic825552.3%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)15,03838100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,5484716.9%18.5%
Married Without Children4,5334930.1%29.7%
Single Parents1,421349.4%9.3%
Living Alone4,5403530.2%29.0%

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 2019 (estimate)17,16939100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)17,11438100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,7084756.7%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$96,80077  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,3302731.1%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$49172  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 5,727430.5%1,111,333
Public5,288470.5%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)24,510430.6%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher88.7%44 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree16.9%51 26.5%

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 2019$45,8822794.3%48,678
Median Household Income in 201948,7608484.6%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201912.7%26106.7%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.7%30110.6%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202041310.6%6,657
Food Stamp Recipients in 20204,298260.7%659,095
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20202,810390.6%507,739

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, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force18,584420.5%3,382,491
Employed18,011420.6%3,273,070
Unemployed573430.5%109,421
Annual Unemployment Rate3.15196.9%3.2
February 2021 Unemployment Rate3.96083.0%4.7

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2019 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work22,473100.0%$1,116,178100.0%$49,668
Wage and Salary18,95484.3%$779,94669.9%$41,149
Farm Proprietors4151.8%$24,6982.2%$59,513
Nonfarm Proprietors3,10413.8%$93,5728.4%$30,146
Farm6993.1%$33,6013.0%$48,070
Nonfarm21,77496.9%$1,082,57797.0%$49,719
Private16,74574.5%$802,56571.9%$47,929
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,6847.5%$32,5272.9%$19,315
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1300.6%$1,2180.1%$9,369
  Construction9634.3%$55,9465.0%$58,096
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,51611.2%$144,19812.9%$57,312
  Information1200.5%$8,7400.8%$72,833
  Manufacturing2,0939.3%$120,71810.8%$57,677
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4432.0%$22,7222.0%$51,291
  Retail Trade2,28710.2%$66,0945.9%$28,900
  Trans., Warehousing6622.9%$48,4984.3%$73,260
  Wholesale Trade6883.1%$40,9493.7%$59,519
  Other Private (not above)5,15923.0%$260,95523.4%$50,582
Government5,02922.4%$280,01225.1%$55,679

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed35100.0%100.0%$7,482$4,988,366
Single-Family3188.6%73.1%$7,007$4,298,385
2-Family411.4%1.6%475$48,202
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family00.0%24.6%$0$615,228

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 2019
Percent of County
Bicknell2,8407.8%
Bruceville4751.3%
Decker2470.7%
Edwardsport2970.8%
Monroe City5281.4%
Oaktown5951.6%
Sandborn4041.1%
Vincennes16,86246.1%
Wheatland4701.3%
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