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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: 38.09

Square Miles: 444.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)17,349770.3%6,484,192
Today (2019)16,937760.3%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*16,326760.2%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.4%63 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-7360 3,997
Net International Migration566 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)28420.2%18,536

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 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)6,14580100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,0207916.6%18.6%
Married Without Children2,5927342.2%29.9%
Single Parents317875.2%9.5%
Living Alone1,3788422.4%28.5%

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 2018 (includes vacant units)8,19577100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,7378157.8%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$91,30079  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,4087917.2%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$43884  

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 2018 ACS)12,017760.3%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher86.9%65 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree12.2%82 25.9%

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 2018$36,3458777.1%47,149
Median Household Income in 201849,6397089.1%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 201815.7%12120.8%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1823.7%9135.4%17.5%
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%3,381,609
Employed6,883800.2%3,263,751
Unemployed286790.2%117,858
Annual Unemployment Rate4.013114.3%3.5
February 2020 Unemployment Rate3.920114.7%3.4

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work5,767100.0%$213,676100.0%$37,051
Wage and Salary3,51561.0%$115,10653.9%$32,747
Farm Proprietors4938.5%$6,6383.1%$13,465
Nonfarm Proprietors1,75930.5%$58,52127.4%$33,269
Farm57610.0%$9,3004.4%$16,146
Nonfarm5,19190.0%$204,37695.6%$39,371
Private4,05170.2%$153,48171.8%$37,887
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2885.0%$4,1471.9%$14,399
  Arts, Ent., Recreation771.3%$5160.2%$6,701
  Construction3405.9%$25,49711.9%$74,991
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information450.8%$1,2850.6%$28,556
  Manufacturing61310.6%$31,06814.5%$50,682
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade61710.7%$15,7057.3%$25,454
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade1522.6%$11,2495.3%$74,007
  Other Private (not above)1,038*18.0%*$29,709*13.9%*$28,621*
Government1,14019.8%$50,89523.8%$44,645

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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