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Parke County, Indiana

Established in 1821 and named for Indiana territory delegate Benjamin Parke

County Seat: Rockville

Largest City: Rockville (2016 population: 2,542)

Population per Square Mile: 37.78

Square Miles: 444.70

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)17,354770.3%6,484,136
Today (2016)16,800760.3%6,633,053
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*16,975760.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-3.2%76 2.3%

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

Components of Population Change, 2015-2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-9645 -12,135
Net International Migration176 11,052
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)10660.0%22,358

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)971755.8%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)2,6597815.8%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)1,298787.7%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,0797624.3%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,7717828.4%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)3,0228018.0%14.9%
Median Age42.0  Median Age = 37.6

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone73680.4%0.4%
Asian Alone40840.2%2.2%
Black Alone419392.5%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone5690.0%0.1%
White16,1327796.0%85.6%
Two or More Race Groups131850.8%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic16,5547698.5%93.2%
Hispanic246811.5%6.8%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2015 (Includes detail not shown below)5,99581100.0%100.0%
Married With Children9977916.6%19.2%
Married Without Children2,2878038.1%30.0%
Single Parents306875.1%9.8%
Living Alone1,4788124.7%28.0%

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 2016 (estimate)8,08177100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2015 (includes vacant units)8,06877100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
4,7868159.3%61.9%
Median Value (2015)$88,20078  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,2098415.0%27.8%
Median Rent (2015)$41584  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 2,240800.2%1,110,866
Public2,240800.2%1,048,879
Adults (25+ in 2015 ACS)12,066760.3%4,316,273
with High School diploma or higher85.4%69 87.8%
with B.A. or higher degree13.5%69 24.1%

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 201543,6377886.4%$50,510
Poverty Rate in 201517.2%11119.4%14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1825.0%12122.5%20.4%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201625560.3%7,519
Food Stamp Recipients in 20161,820690.3%722,928
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20171,254730.3%495,330

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, 2015228710.3%84,008
Births to Teens, 201514760.2%5,876
Deaths, 2015140850.2%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force7,241810.2%3,326,893
Employed6,860800.2%3,179,806
Unemployed381790.3%147,087
Annual Unemployment Rate5.315120.5%4.4
June 2017 Unemployment Rate3.325106.5%3.1

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, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed41100.0%100.0%$6,090$3,875,847
Single-Family3687.8%75.2%$5,590$3,417,822
2-Family24.9%3.1%200$64,063
3- and 4-Family37.3%0.9%$300$21,320
5+ Family00.0%20.9%$0$372,642

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 2016
Percent of County
Bloomingdale3271.9%
Marshall3191.9%
Mecca3201.9%
Montezuma9925.9%
Rockville2,54215.1%
Rosedale7054.2%
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