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Parke County, Indiana

Established in 1821 and named for Indiana territory delegate Benjamin Parke

County Seat: Rockville

Largest City: Rockville (2015 population: 2,545)

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, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,015756.0%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)2,6257815.5%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)1,320777.8%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,1657624.6%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,7747828.2%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)3,0027917.8%14.6%
Median Age41.8  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone73640.4%0.4%
Asian Alone42820.2%2.1%
Black Alone435382.6%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone4710.0%0.1%
White16,2047895.9%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups143820.8%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic16,6647698.6%93.3%
Hispanic237791.4%6.7%

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 2015 (estimate)8,06477100.0%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 (2015/2016 Total Reported) 2,229810.2%1,108,151
Public2,229810.2%1,046,058
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 2015$31,4348974.9%41,940
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 20161,233760.2%504,539

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
October 2016 Unemployment Rate4.512115.4%3.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2015 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work5,517100.0%$185,993100.0%$33,713
Wage and Salary3,40461.7%$106,36757.2%$31,248
Farm Proprietors5089.2%$-932-0.5%$-1,835
Nonfarm Proprietors1,60529.1%$48,68326.2%$30,332
Farm56610.3%$1,1560.6%$2,042
Nonfarm4,95189.7%$184,83799.4%$37,333
Private3,80969.0%$135,60072.9%$35,600
  Accommodation, Food Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Arts, Ent., RecreationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Construction3396.1%$23,54012.7%$69,440
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information450.8%$1,4230.8%$31,622
  Manufacturing57710.5%$28,99415.6%$50,250
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade59010.7%$12,9176.9%$21,893
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade1673.0%$7,4884.0%$44,838
  Other Private (not above)959*17.4%*$26,645*14.3%*$27,784*
Government1,14220.7%$49,23726.5%$43,115

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed39100.0%100.0%$5,270$3,737,044
Single-Family3384.6%68.4%$4,808$2,929,210
2-Family00.0%2.8%0$54,124
3- and 4-Family615.4%1.6%$462$31,656
5+ Family00.0%27.2%$0$722,054

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 2015
Percent of County
Bloomingdale3271.9%
Marshall3181.9%
Mecca3201.9%
Montezuma9835.8%
Rockville2,54515.1%
Rosedale7024.2%
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