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Starke County, Indiana

Formed in 1850 and named after Revolutionary War General John Stark

County Seat: Knox

Largest City: Knox (2020 population: 3,552)

Population per Square Mile: 74.57

Square Miles: 309.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)23,362660.4%6,484,050
Today (2020)23,049650.3%6,785,644
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*22,719660.3%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.3%50 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 Migration8124 14,280
Net International Migration175 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-4577-6.5%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,343675.8%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)3,8826516.8%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)1,696677.4%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,3806423.3%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,2446627.1%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)4,5046519.5%16.5%
Median Age42.1  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 Alone133490.6%0.4%
Asian Alone65790.3%2.7%
Black Alone105810.5%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone0920.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups297631.3%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)8,54968100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,4496916.9%18.5%
Married Without Children2,9617034.6%29.7%
Single Parents498765.8%9.3%
Living Alone2,0857324.4%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)11,27464100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)11,16564100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2019)$115,50058  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2019)$50265  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 3,345670.3%1,112,460
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)15,797660.4%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher84.9%81 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree11.9%86 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$38,9108974.9%51,926
Median Household Income in 201954,0015893.7%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201913.3%20111.8%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1818.7%19123.8%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202121560.3%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20212,701440.4%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20201,944600.4%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, 2019265640.3%80,859
Births to Teens, 201716680.3%5,152
Deaths, 2019284640.4%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force9,730670.3%3,319,010
Annual Unemployment Rate8.012112.7%7.1
November 2021 Unemployment Rate2.410114.3%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 work6,453100.0%$279,551100.0%$43,321
Wage and Salary4,40568.3%$166,60659.6%$37,822
Farm Proprietors4206.5%$27,0279.7%$64,350
Nonfarm Proprietors1,62825.2%$38,44413.8%$23,614
  Accommodation, Food Serv.3785.9%$6,4872.3%$17,161
  Arts, Ent., Recreation761.2%$7740.3%$10,184
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1522.4%$4,7591.7%$31,309
  Retail Trade71211.0%$22,7178.1%$31,906
  Trans., Warehousing2373.7%$17,1596.1%$72,401
  Wholesale Trade951.5%$6,3042.3%$66,358
  Other Private (not above)1,620*25.1%*$59,159*21.2%*$36,518*

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 Filed59100.0%100.0%$13,501$5,872,297
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 Starke County

in 2020
Percent of County
North Judson1,7057.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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