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Parke County, Indiana

Established in 1821 and named for Indiana territory delegate Benjamin Parke

County Seat: Rockville

Largest City: Rockville (2014 population: 2,596)

Population per Square Mile: 38.01

Square Miles: 444.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)17,354770.3%6,484,192
Today (2015)16,901760.3%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*16,975760.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.6%77 2.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-34277 -14,881
Net International Migration561 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)26650.1%25,260

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2014NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,042756.0%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)2,6757815.5%17.6%
College Age (18 to 24)1,432768.3%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,2547624.7%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,8757728.3%26.3%
Seniors (65 and older)2,9557917.1%14.3%
Median Age41.4  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2014NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone73630.4%0.4%
Asian Alone42820.2%2.0%
Black Alone447372.6%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone4720.0%0.1%
White16,5277695.9%86.1%
Two or More Race Groups140830.8%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic17,0037698.7%93.4%
Hispanic230821.3%6.6%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)6,12880100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,0567917.2%19.4%
Married Without Children2,3357838.1%30.1%
Single Parents307875.0%9.9%
Living Alone1,4838124.2%27.8%

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 2014 (estimate)8,06377100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)8,06877100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,0317862.4%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$89,00074  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,0978513.6%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$41783  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2014/2015 Total Reported) 2,256810.2%1,130,285
Public2,256810.2%1,045,779
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)12,119760.3%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher84.7%72 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree14.3%62 23.6%

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 2014$30,0929176.0%39,578
Median Household Income in 201442,0567885.2%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 201417.5%15115.1%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1825.9%15122.2%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201528550.3%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 20152,012720.2%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20141,228760.2%514,128

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, 2014195760.2%84,080
Births to Teens, 201413780.2%6,277
Deaths, 2014168800.3%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force7,080810.2%3,265,761
Employed6,679810.2%3,109,217
Unemployed401790.3%156,544
Annual Unemployment Rate5.716118.7%4.8
March 2016 Unemployment Rate6.716121.8%5.5

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work5,527100.0%$185,223100.0%$33,512
Wage and Salary3,38461.2%$101,72754.9%$30,061
Farm Proprietors5139.3%$18,84710.2%$36,739
Nonfarm Proprietors1,63029.5%$33,57618.1%$20,599
Farm57710.4%$21,33311.5%$36,972
Nonfarm4,95089.6%$163,89088.5%$33,109
Private3,80368.8%$116,10162.7%$30,529
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2855.2%$4,2632.3%$14,958
  Arts, Ent., Recreation631.1%$6260.3%$9,937
  Construction3235.8%$15,1608.2%$46,935
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information500.9%$1,9601.1%$39,200
  Manufacturing56210.2%$24,20513.1%$43,069
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade60110.9%$12,4786.7%$20,762
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade1292.3%$7,1873.9%$55,713
  Other Private (not above)959*17.4%*$24,574*13.3%*$25,625*
Government1,14720.8%$47,78925.8%$41,664

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, 2014UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed26100.0%100.0%$3,046$3,222,176
Single-Family26100.0%68.1%$3,046$2,748,532
2-Family00.0%2.0%0$40,304
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.1%$0$18,185
5+ Family00.0%28.7%$0$415,155

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 2014
Percent of County
Bloomingdale3332.0%
Marshall3241.9%
Mecca3261.9%
Montezuma1,0055.9%
Rockville2,59615.4%
Rosedale7154.2%
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