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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: 38.68

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, 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 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 2013 (estimate)8,02577100.0%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 2013$32,3448283.7%38,622
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, 2012204750.2%83,250
Births to Teens, 201228640.4%7,431
Deaths, 2012161810.3%59,168

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
October 2014 Unemployment Rate5.823109.4%5.3

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

Earnings by Industry, 2013 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$210,273100.0%
Wage and Salary$100,03447.6%
Farm Proprietors$46,71522.2%
Nonfarm Proprietors$32,18415.3%
Farm$49,18523.4%
Nonfarm$161,08876.6%
Private$110,25552.4%
  Accommodation, Food Serv.$3,7551.8%
  Arts, Ent., Recreation$5820.3%
  Construction$13,7376.5%
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information$1,8500.9%
  Manufacturing$23,30211.1%
  Professional, Tech. Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Retail Trade$12,6456.0%
  Trans., WarehousingData not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Wholesale Trade$6,0582.9%
  Other Private (not above)$23,555*11.2%*
Government$50,83324.2%

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%
Rockville2,59115.1%
Rosedale7254.2%
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