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Parke County, Indiana

Established in 1821 and named for Indiana territory delegate Benjamin Parke

County Seat: Rockville

Largest City: Rockville (2013 population: 2,591)

Population per Square Mile: 38.75

Square Miles: 444.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)17,341770.3%6,483,797
Today (2014)17,233760.3%6,596,855
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*16,975760.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.6%46 1.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2012-2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration7718 -1,515
Net International Migration948 10,400
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)25630.1%25,233

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2013NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,003765.8%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)2,6838015.6%17.7%
College Age (18 to 24)1,426768.3%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,2407624.6%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,9637728.9%26.4%
Seniors (65 and older)2,8878016.8%13.9%
Median Age41.6  Median Age = 37.4

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2013NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone71620.4%0.4%
Asian Alone43810.2%1.9%
Black Alone443372.6%9.5%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone4720.0%0.1%
White16,5217796.0%86.3%
Two or More Race Groups120840.7%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic16,9727698.7%93.6%
Hispanic230811.3%6.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2013 (Includes detail not shown below)5,89380100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,1197919.0%19.8%
Married Without Children2,1848037.1%30.1%
Single Parents355866.0%9.8%
Living Alone1,4098123.9%27.7%

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 2013 (estimate)8,02577100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2013 (includes vacant units)8,06677100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,9418061.3%62.0%
Median Value (2013)$87,60079  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9528511.8%26.6%
Median Rent (2013)$42179  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2012/2013 Total Reported) 2,272810.2%1,115,499
Public2,272810.2%1,039,411
Adults (25+ in 2013 ACS)12,105760.3%4,258,878
with High School diploma or higher82.8%81 87.2%
with B.A. or higher degree13.7%61 23.2%

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 2013$32,3448283.7%38,622
Median Household Income in 201341,9647688.3%$47,508
Poverty Rate in 201317.2%19108.9%15.8%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1828.5%10130.1%21.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201335560.3%11,711
Food Stamp Recipients in 20132,237740.2%922,273
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20131,299740.3%509,427

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, 2013196760.2%83,115
Births to Teens, 20139820.1%6,810
Deaths, 2013152820.3%60,445

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2014NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force6,951810.2%3,230,540
Employed6,465810.2%3,035,581
Unemployed486780.2%194,959
Annual Unemployment Rate7.017116.7%6.0
March 2015 Unemployment Rate7.214122.0%5.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2013 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work5,399100.0%$210,273100.0%$38,947
Wage and Salary3,39362.8%$100,03447.6%$29,482
Farm Proprietors3947.3%$46,71522.2%$118,566
Nonfarm Proprietors1,61229.9%$32,18415.3%$19,965
Farm4778.8%$49,18523.4%$103,113
Nonfarm4,92291.2%$161,08876.6%$32,728
Private3,73769.2%$110,25552.4%$29,504
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2755.1%$3,7551.8%$13,655
  Arts, Ent., Recreation691.3%$5820.3%$8,435
  Construction2965.5%$13,7376.5%$46,409
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information490.9%$1,8500.9%$37,755
  Manufacturing53810.0%$23,30211.1%$43,312
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade58410.8%$12,6456.0%$21,652
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade1312.4%$6,0582.9%$46,244
  Other Private (not above)961*17.8%*$23,555*11.2%*$24,511*
Government1,18521.9%$50,83324.2%$42,897

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, 2013UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed25100.0%100.0%$3,587$3,065,788
Single-Family25100.0%67.3%$3,587$2,631,508
2-Family00.0%2.2%0$38,302
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$13,598
5+ Family00.0%29.6%$0$382,380

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 2013
Percent of County
Bloomingdale3341.9%
Marshall3221.9%
Mecca3331.9%
Montezuma1,0055.8%
Rockville2,59115.0%
Rosedale7254.2%
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