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Parke County, Indiana

Established in 1821 and named for Indiana territory delegate Benjamin Parke

County Seat: Rockville

Largest City: Rockville (2016 population: 2,542)

Population per Square Mile: 37.78

Square Miles: 444.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)17,354770.3%6,484,136
Today (2016)16,800760.3%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*16,975760.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.2%76 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-9645 -12,135
Net International Migration176 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)10660.0%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)971755.8%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)2,6597815.8%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)1,298787.7%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,0797624.3%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,7717828.4%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)3,0228018.0%14.9%
Median Age42.0  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 Alone73680.4%0.4%
Asian Alone40840.2%2.2%
Black Alone419392.5%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone5690.0%0.1%
White16,1327796.0%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups131850.8%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic16,5547698.5%93.2%
Hispanic246811.5%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)6,15080100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,0877917.7%19.0%
Married Without Children2,3427838.1%30.0%
Single Parents313875.1%9.7%
Living Alone1,4598123.7%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)8,08177100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)8,06577100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,8138059.7%61.0%
Median Value (2016)$88,30079  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,3378116.6%27.8%
Median Rent (2016)$40687  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 2,240800.2%1,110,866
Public2,240800.2%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)12,024760.3%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher85.5%69 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree11.8%81 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$33,7218778.2%43,097
Median Household Income in 201647,5996491.0%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 201616.3%15116.4%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1825.1%10131.4%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201625560.3%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20161,820690.3%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20171,254730.3%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, 2015228710.3%84,008
Births to Teens, 201514760.2%5,876
Deaths, 2015140850.2%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force7,241810.2%3,326,893
Employed6,860800.2%3,179,806
Unemployed381790.3%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate5.315120.5%4.4
October 2017 Unemployment Rate3.725108.8%3.4

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 work5,697100.0%$211,804100.0%$37,178
Wage and Salary3,56162.5%$115,08954.3%$32,319
Farm Proprietors5078.9%$8,7894.1%$17,335
Nonfarm Proprietors1,62928.6%$53,07625.1%$32,582
Farm5669.9%$10,8145.1%$19,106
Nonfarm5,13190.1%$200,99094.9%$39,172
Private3,98569.9%$150,58571.1%$37,788
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3165.5%$4,5492.1%$14,396
  Arts, Ent., Recreation641.1%$5070.2%$7,922
  Construction3406.0%$24,61211.6%$72,388
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information440.8%$1,3790.7%$31,341
  Manufacturing60910.7%$34,78516.4%$57,118
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade63311.1%$15,1267.1%$23,896
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade1923.4%$10,6645.0%$55,542
  Other Private (not above)1,006*17.7%*$27,752*13.1%*$27,586*
Government1,14620.1%$50,40523.8%$43,983

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed41100.0%100.0%$6,090$3,875,847
Single-Family3687.8%75.2%$5,590$3,417,822
2-Family24.9%3.1%200$64,063
3- and 4-Family37.3%0.9%$300$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 Parke County

NamePopulation
in 2016
Percent of County
Bloomingdale3271.9%
Marshall3191.9%
Mecca3201.9%
Montezuma9925.9%
Rockville2,54215.1%
Rosedale7054.2%
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