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Starke County, Indiana

Formed in 1850 and named after Revolutionary War General John Stark

County Seat: Knox

Largest City: Knox (2015 population: 3,597)

Population per Square Mile: 74.27

Square Miles: 309.10

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)23,363660.4%6,484,192
Today (2015)22,958660.3%6,619,680
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*23,102660.3%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today-1.7%64 2.1%

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

Components of Population Change, 2014-2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-7740 -14,881
Net International Migration175 12,574
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-1481-0.1%25,260

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2015NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)1,277665.6%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)3,9616817.3%17.5%
College Age (18 to 24)1,855668.1%10.1%
Young Adult (25 to 44)5,2766623.0%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)6,6196628.8%26.2%
Seniors (65 and older)3,9706517.3%14.6%
Median Age42.1  Median Age = 37.5

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2015NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone111510.5%0.4%
Asian Alone67740.3%2.1%
Black Alone97790.4%9.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone0920.0%0.1%
White22,4186797.6%85.8%
Two or More Race Groups265621.2%1.9%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic22,1626796.5%93.3%
Hispanic796523.5%6.7%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2014 (Includes detail not shown below)9,00965100.0%100.0%
Married With Children1,6726818.6%19.4%
Married Without Children3,1506735.0%30.1%
Single Parents832619.2%9.9%
Living Alone2,2906625.4%27.8%

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 2015 (estimate)11,00764100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2014 (includes vacant units)10,97164100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
7,2286365.9%61.6%
Median Value (2014)$96,40063  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,7817116.2%27.1%
Median Rent (2014)$47260  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2015/2016 Total Reported) 3,658660.3%1,108,151
Public3,565650.3%1,046,058
Adults (25+ in 2014 ACS)15,753660.4%4,287,819
with High School diploma or higher82.5%81 87.6%
with B.A. or higher degree11.2%81 23.6%

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 2014$30,3548976.7%39,578
Median Household Income in 201443,7407488.6%$49,384
Poverty Rate in 201415.5%28102.0%15.2%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1823.6%24111.3%21.2%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201527570.3%8,338
Food Stamp Recipients in 20153,686460.5%810,606
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 20161,996600.4%504,539

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, 2014257670.3%84,080
Births to Teens, 201423600.4%6,277
Deaths, 2014290600.5%60,798

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2015NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force10,526660.3%3,265,761
Employed9,900660.3%3,109,217
Unemployed626590.4%156,544
Annual Unemployment Rate5.913122.9%4.8
May 2016 Unemployment Rate5.21113.0%4.6

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2014 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work6,228100.0%$249,006100.0%$39,982
Wage and Salary4,73376.0%$144,09057.9%$30,444
Farm Proprietors4467.2%$39,71015.9%$89,036
Nonfarm Proprietors1,04916.8%$23,8739.6%$22,758
Farm5138.2%$42,23017.0%$82,320
Nonfarm5,71591.8%$206,77683.0%$36,181
Private4,59973.8%$158,78463.8%$34,526
  Accommodation, Food Serv.5589.0%$8,4573.4%$15,156
  Arts, Ent., Recreation450.7%$7600.3%$16,889
  Construction2484.0%$7,5633.0%$30,496
  Health Care, Social Serv.Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
  Information711.1%$2,1590.9%$30,408
  Manufacturing89414.4%$52,30121.0%$58,502
  Professional, Tech. Serv.1211.9%$3,0391.2%$25,116
  Retail Trade72611.7%$19,5237.8%$26,891
  Trans., Warehousing2213.5%$6,3692.6%$28,819
  Wholesale Trade1682.7%$10,3334.1%$61,506
  Other Private (not above)965*15.5%*$26,739*10.7%*$27,709*
Government1,11617.9%$47,99219.3%$43,004

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, 2015UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed38100.0%100.0%$7,221$3,737,044
Single-Family38100.0%68.4%$7,221$2,929,210
2-Family00.0%2.8%0$54,124
3- and 4-Family00.0%1.6%$0$31,656
5+ Family00.0%27.2%$0$722,054

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

NamePopulation
in 2015
Percent of County
Hamlet7713.4%
Knox3,59715.7%
North Judson1,7397.6%
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