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Parke County, Indiana

Established in 1821 and named for Indiana territory delegate Benjamin Parke

County Seat: Rockville

Largest City: Rockville (2020 population: 2,449)

Population per Square Mile: 37.94

Square Miles: 444.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)17,349770.3%6,484,050
Today (2020)16,871760.2%6,785,644
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*16,326760.2%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-2.8%64 4.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-1744 14,280
Net International Migration080 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-649-0.9%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)995765.9%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)2,5997815.4%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)1,235787.3%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,1027624.3%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,5517827.0%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)3,3897820.1%16.5%
Median Age42.3  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone88640.5%0.4%
Asian Alone32880.2%2.7%
Black Alone461402.7%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone4790.0%0.1%
White16,1377695.6%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups149850.9%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic16,6027698.4%92.6%
Hispanic269831.6%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)6,05781100.0%100.0%
Married With Children9918016.4%18.5%
Married Without Children2,6167343.2%29.7%
Single Parents292894.8%9.3%
Living Alone1,3688622.6%29.0%

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 2020 (estimate)8,32677100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)8,21677100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,7708058.1%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$88,90086  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,2878015.7%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$44485  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 2,214780.2%1,112,460
Public2,214760.2%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)12,036760.3%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher86.2%72 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree12%83 26.5%

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 2020$41,5548380.0%51,926
Median Household Income in 201951,5547689.5%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201915.1%10126.9%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1822.0%8145.7%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202132310.5%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20211,697690.3%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20201,168770.2%507,739

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, 2019193760.2%80,859
Births to Teens, 20175860.1%5,152
Deaths, 2019158840.2%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force6,844800.2%3,319,010
Employed6,468800.2%3,082,982
Unemployed376850.2%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate5.57777.5%7.1
November 2021 Unemployment Rate1.83985.7%2.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work5,557100.0%$258,866100.0%$46,584
Wage and Salary3,41861.5%$125,93848.6%$36,846
Farm Proprietors5039.1%$20,8948.1%$41,539
Nonfarm Proprietors1,63629.4%$73,79728.5%$45,108
Farm56910.2%$22,9108.9%$40,264
Nonfarm4,98889.8%$235,95691.1%$47,305
Private3,91070.4%$181,60770.2%$46,447
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2855.1%$4,1311.6%$14,495
  Arts, Ent., Recreation541.0%$2050.1%$3,796
  Construction3486.3%$33,70713.0%$96,859
  Health Care, Social Serv.1663.0%$6,9642.7%$41,952
  InformationData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Manufacturing5429.8%$39,50215.3%$72,882
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade60510.9%$17,1576.6%$28,359
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade2193.9%$14,2915.5%$65,256
  Other Private (not above)660*11.9%*$21,940*8.5%*$33,242*
Government1,07819.4%$54,34921.0%$50,417

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, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed41100.0%100.0%$6,484$5,872,297
Single-Family41100.0%76.2%$6,484$5,209,930
2-Family00.0%2.5%0$83,895
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.8%$0$25,965
5+ Family00.0%20.6%$0$552,508

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 2020
Percent of County
Bloomingdale3271.9%
Marshall3151.9%
Mecca3251.9%
Montezuma9775.8%
Rockville2,44914.5%
Rosedale7044.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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