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Parke County, Indiana

Established in 1821 and named for Indiana territory delegate Benjamin Parke

County Seat: Rockville

Largest City: Rockville (2012 population: 2,581)

Population per Square Mile: 38.68

Square Miles: 444.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)17,341770.3%6,483,797
Today (2013)17,202760.3%6,570,902
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*16,975760.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-0.8%53 1.3%

*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 -1,179
Net International Migration948 9,404
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)25630.1%25,992

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2012NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)958775.6%6.5%
School Age (5 to 17)2,7058015.8%17.8%
College Age (18 to 24)1,413768.3%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,1607624.4%25.4%
Older Adult (45 to 64)5,0097729.3%26.5%
Seniors (65 and older)2,8248116.5%13.6%
Median Age41.7  Median Age = 37.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2012NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone74620.4%0.4%
Asian Alone33850.2%1.8%
Black Alone412372.4%9.4%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone4720.0%0.1%
White16,4437896.3%86.6%
Two or More Race Groups103850.6%1.8%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic16,8557798.7%93.7%
Hispanic214811.3%6.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2012 (Includes detail not shown below)6,03981100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,2497920.7%20.2%
Married Without Children2,2698037.6%30.1%
Single Parents409836.8%9.8%
Living Alone1,3738322.7%27.6%

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 2012 (estimate)8,08677100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2012 (includes vacant units)8,07777100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,1147863.3%62.6%
Median Value (2012)$93,30070  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9258411.5%26.1%
Median Rent (2012)$44666  

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 2012 ACS)12,119760.3%4,229,138
with High School diploma or higher82%79 87%
with B.A. or higher degree14.3%56 23%

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 2012$29,9328778.5%38,119
Median Household Income in 201241,3117788.0%$46,954
Poverty Rate in 201218.2%12117.4%15.5%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1828.7%8129.9%22.1%
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, 2011187760.2%83,750
Births to Teens, 201118780.2%8,010
Deaths, 2011154810.3%58,154

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2013NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force7,544790.2%3,179,935
Employed6,894790.2%2,940,897
Unemployed650780.3%239,038
Annual Unemployment Rate8.620114.7%7.5
March 2014 Unemployment Rate7.416117.5%6.3

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

Earnings by Industry, 2012 Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
IMPORTANT: The BEA is no longer producing employment by industry for counties. For more information on the loss of data due to
sequestration, go to http://www.bea.gov/about/pdf/bea_fy2013_budget_impact.pdf.
Total by place of work$161,228100.0%
Wage and Salary$97,47860.5%
Farm Proprietors$6,1963.8%
Nonfarm Proprietors$27,97017.3%
Farm$8,1275.0%
Nonfarm$153,10195.0%
Private$102,40763.5%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$3,5612.2%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$5540.3%
  Construction$12,0077.4%
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information$1,8691.2%
  Manufacturing$21,73313.5%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade$11,3417.0%
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade$5,4253.4%
  Other Private (not above)$22,171*13.8%*
Government$50,69431.4%

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, 2012UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed2100.0%100.0%$261$2,349,911
Single-Family2100.0%73.4%$261$2,063,972
2-Family00.0%1.9%0$23,703
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$15,508
5+ Family00.0%23.1%$0$246,728

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 2012
Percent of County
Bloomingdale3331.9%
Marshall3221.9%
Mecca3331.9%
Montezuma1,0055.9%
Rockville2,58115.1%
Rosedale7204.2%
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