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Knox County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War hero General Henry Knox

County Seat: Vincennes

Largest City: Vincennes (2013 population: 18,069)

Population per Square Mile: 73.55

Square Miles: 516.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)38,440390.6%6,483,797
Today (2013)37,954410.6%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*37,721420.6%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.3%70 1.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-13365 -1,179
Net International Migration3631 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)41510.2%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,211425.8%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)5,7574915.2%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)5,2682613.9%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,4374422.2%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)10,0264326.4%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)6,2553616.5%13.9%
Median Age38.4  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone96560.3%0.4%
Asian Alone289330.8%1.9%
Black Alone1,102272.9%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone14440.0%0.1%
White36,0064194.9%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups447391.2%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic37,2783898.2%93.6%
Hispanic676541.8%6.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)14,92337100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,6554817.8%20.2%
Married Without Children4,8004332.2%30.1%
Single Parents1,268398.5%9.8%
Living Alone4,6742931.3%27.6%

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 2013 (estimate)16,92138100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)17,05538100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
10,3094360.4%62.6%
Median Value (2012)$84,20082  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,6142927.1%26.1%
Median Rent (2012)$42178  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 5,761460.5%1,115,499
Public5,272490.5%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2012 ACS)24,962410.6%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher85.8%50 87%
with B.A. or higher degree14.6%52 23%

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 2012$38,61823101.3%38,119
Median Household Income in 201241,3567688.1%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201215.9%27102.6%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1823.0%30104.1%22.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201360320.5%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 20135,694290.6%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20132,641420.5%509,427

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, 2012505370.6%83,250
Births to Teens, 201249340.7%7,431
Deaths, 2012414360.7%59,168

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force19,986370.6%3,179,935
Employed18,749370.6%2,940,897
Unemployed1,237450.5%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate6.28182.7%7.5
September 2014 Unemployment Rate4.47086.3%5.1

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$985,184100.0%
Wage and Salary$677,25868.7%
Farm Proprietors$26,4022.7%
Nonfarm Proprietors$94,7199.6%
Farm$35,1953.6%
Nonfarm$949,98996.4%
Private$696,38070.7%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$24,7692.5%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$1,3100.1%
  Construction$31,2593.2%
  Health Care, Social Serv.$107,19110.9%
  Information$8,3860.9%
  Manufacturing$89,2439.1%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.$31,1803.2%
  Retail Trade$58,5705.9%
  Trans., Warehousing$48,2074.9%
  Wholesale Trade$42,3014.3%
  Other Private (not above)$253,96425.8%
Government$253,60925.7%

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed48100.0%100.0%$7,297$3,065,788
Single-Family3675.0%67.3%$6,060$2,631,508
2-Family1225.0%2.2%1,237$38,302
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family00.0%29.6%$0$382,380

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 2013
Percent of County
Bicknell2,8867.6%
Bruceville4741.2%
Decker2460.6%
Edwardsport3020.8%
Monroe City5431.4%
Oaktown6041.6%
Sandborn4111.1%
Vincennes18,06947.6%
Wheatland4761.3%
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