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Knox County, Indiana

Named for Revolutionary War hero General Henry Knox

County Seat: Vincennes

Largest City: Vincennes (2019 population: 16,870)

Population per Square Mile: 69.68

Square Miles: 516.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)38,440390.6%6,484,050
Today (2021)35,956450.5%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*37,009420.5%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today-6.5%88 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration-15981 14,280
Net International Migration841 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-14075-20.2%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)2,074465.7%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)5,7264815.7%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)4,3962912.0%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)8,5044423.3%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)8,9444624.5%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)6,8784118.8%16.5%
Median Age39.0  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 Alone132500.4%0.4%
Asian Alone350331.0%2.7%
Black Alone1,098293.0%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone18440.0%0.1%
White34,3974494.2%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups527411.4%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic35,5794197.4%92.6%
Hispanic943512.6%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)15,18638100.0%100.0%
Married With Children2,4844516.4%18.3%
Married Without Children4,6634530.7%29.8%
Single Parents1,7872611.8%9.3%
Living Alone4,7513331.3%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)17,18639100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)17,15539100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
9,5495155.7%62.3%
Median Value (2020)$97,90080  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,6372532.9%27.4%
Median Rent (2020)$51363  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 5,643430.5%1,112,460
Public5,236440.5%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)24,574430.6%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher88.3%55 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree16.5%56 27.2%

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$49,1562794.7%51,926
Median Household Income in 201948,7608484.6%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 201912.7%26106.7%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 1816.7%30110.6%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202139290.6%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20214,248260.7%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20202,810390.6%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, 2019416430.5%80,859
Births to Teens, 201732380.6%5,152
Deaths, 2019479340.7%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force18,090420.5%3,321,548
Employed17,576420.5%3,203,166
Unemployed514420.4%118,382
Annual Unemployment Rate2.85777.8%3.6
April 2022 Unemployment Rate1.85281.8%2.2

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 work21,622100.0%$1,173,995100.0%$54,296
Wage and Salary18,32884.8%$794,68767.7%$43,359
Farm Proprietors4111.9%$64,0615.5%$155,866
Nonfarm Proprietors2,88313.3%$92,5777.9%$32,111
Farm6673.1%$72,3826.2%$108,519
Nonfarm20,95596.9%$1,101,61393.8%$52,570
Private15,92573.7%$819,34169.8%$51,450
  Accommodation, Food Serv.1,4946.9%$31,2022.7%$20,885
  Arts, Ent., Recreation1050.5%$4990.0%$4,752
  Construction9894.6%$58,1675.0%$58,814
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,42511.2%$144,68912.3%$59,666
  Information730.3%$5,9410.5%$81,384
  Manufacturing2,0159.3%$126,49610.8%$62,777
  Professional, Tech. Serv.4562.1%$25,3462.2%$55,583
  Retail Trade2,22710.3%$69,7745.9%$31,331
  Trans., Warehousing5932.7%$43,6173.7%$73,553
  Wholesale Trade6693.1%$47,8484.1%$71,522
  Other Private (not above)4,87922.6%$265,76222.6%$54,471
Government5,03023.3%$282,27224.0%$56,118

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed43100.0%100.0%$10,526$7,583,249
Single-Family43100.0%74.4%$10,526$6,692,956
2-Family00.0%2.4%0$117,031
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family00.0%22.7%$0$742,937

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 Knox County

NamePopulation
in 2019
Percent of County
Bicknell2,8397.9%
Bruceville4751.3%
Decker2450.7%
Edwardsport2980.8%
Monroe City5261.5%
Oaktown5941.7%
Sandborn4041.1%
Vincennes16,87046.9%
Wheatland4681.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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