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Parke County, Indiana

Established in 1821 and named for Indiana territory delegate Benjamin Parke

County Seat: Rockville

Largest City: Rockville (2018 population: 2,499)

Population per Square Mile: 38.06

Square Miles: 444.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)17,354770.3%6,484,192
Today (2018)16,927760.3%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*16,975760.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.5%67 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 Migration741 3,555
Net International Migration-286 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)19530.1%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2018NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,020766.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)2,6277815.5%17.2%
College Age (18 to 24)1,302777.7%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,1007624.2%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,5977827.2%25.6%
Seniors (65 and older)3,2817819.4%15.8%
Median Age42.1  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2018NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone81650.5%0.4%
Asian Alone35860.2%2.5%
Black Alone444402.6%9.8%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone5710.0%0.1%
White16,2187695.8%85.1%
Two or More Race Groups144850.9%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic16,6497698.4%92.9%
Hispanic278801.6%7.1%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)6,11280100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,0087916.5%18.8%
Married Without Children2,4167739.5%30.0%
Single Parents280894.6%9.6%
Living Alone1,4368323.5%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 2018 (estimate)8,26077100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)8,14677100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,7218158.0%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$86,70082  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,3917917.1%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$41087  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 2,214800.2%1,117,590
Public2,214800.2%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)12,051760.3%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher85.5%70 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree12.6%77 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$35,0978777.7%45,150
Median Household Income in 201748,5376989.7%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 201714.3%25107.5%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1819.5%27109.6%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201826490.4%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20181,583680.3%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20191,230750.2%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, 2017205760.2%82,170
Births to Teens, 20175860.1%5,152
Deaths, 2017154820.2%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force7,169800.2%3,381,713
Employed6,883800.2%3,265,580
Unemployed286790.2%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate4.013117.6%3.4
July 2019 Unemployment Rate3.821105.6%3.6

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 work5,802100.0%$214,882100.0%$37,036
Wage and Salary3,57661.6%$118,80055.3%$33,221
Farm Proprietors5018.6%$6,7503.1%$13,473
Nonfarm Proprietors1,72529.7%$54,63025.4%$31,670
Farm5709.8%$8,8474.1%$15,521
Nonfarm5,23290.2%$206,03595.9%$39,380
Private4,09370.5%$156,38172.8%$38,207
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3035.2%$4,2172.0%$13,917
  Arts, Ent., Recreation731.3%$4750.2%$6,507
  Construction3566.1%$24,92111.6%$70,003
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information420.7%$1,4360.7%$34,190
  Manufacturing63811.0%$37,36417.4%$58,564
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade62110.7%$14,5766.8%$23,472
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade1602.8%$10,3504.8%$64,688
  Other Private (not above)1,079*18.6%*$30,914*14.4%*$28,651*
Government1,13919.6%$49,65423.1%$43,594

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, 2018UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed40100.0%100.0%$6,216$4,879,857
Single-Family40100.0%76.4%$6,216$4,269,197
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$49,353
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.2%$0$6,163
5+ Family00.0%21.4%$0$555,144

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 2018
Percent of County
Bloomingdale3301.9%
Marshall3191.9%
Mecca3251.9%
Montezuma9975.9%
Rockville2,49914.8%
Rosedale7064.2%
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