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County Stats

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Parke County, Indiana

Established in 1821 and named for Indiana territory delegate Benjamin Parke
County Seat: Rockville
Largest City: Rockville (2009 population: 2,561)
Population per Square Mile: 37.99
Square Miles: 444.80

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Population over Time Number Rank in State Percent of State Indiana
Yesterday (2000) 17,241 78 0.3% 6,080,485
Today (2009) 16,896 77 0.3% 6,417,276
Tomorrow (2015 projection) 17,106 76 0.3% 6,581,875
Percent Change 2000 to Today -2.0% 66 - 5.5%

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

Components of Population Change, 2008-2009 Number Rank in State Percent of State Indiana
Net Domestic Migration -282 76 - -6,805
Net International Migration -1 90 - 9,194
Natural Increase (births minus deaths) 45 60 0.1% 32,591

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2009 Number Rank in State Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4) 952 78 5.6% 6.9%
School Age (5 to 17) 2,633 80 15.6% 17.8%
College Age (18 to 24) 1,460 76 8.6% 10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44) 4,385 76 26.0% 26.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64) 4,970 77 29.4% 26.0%
Seniors (65 and older) 2,496 80 14.8% 12.9%
Median Age 40.7 - - Median Age = 36.8
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2009 Number Rank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone 52 65 0.3% 0.3%
Asian Alone 32 79 0.2% 1.5%
Black Alone 641 32 3.8% 9.2%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone 4 64 0.0% 0.1%
White 16,007 78 94.7% 87.8%
Two or More Race Groups 160 69 0.9% 1.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race) - - - -
Non-Hispanic 16,727 77 99.0% 94.5%
Hispanic 169 83 1.0% 5.5%

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

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Household Types Number Rank in State Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2009 (Includes detail not shown below) 6,338 80 100.0% 100.0%
Married With Children 1,201 81 18.9% 21.2%
Married Without Children 2,093 82 33.0% 29.8%
Single Parents 494 78 7.8% 9.8%
Living Alone 1,777 76 28.0% 27.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2005-2009 5 year estimates.

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Housing Number Rank in State Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2009 (estimate) 7,910 78 100.0% 100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2009 (includes vacant units) 7,880 78 100.0% 100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,239 77 66.5% 63.6%
Median Value (2009) $89,100 74 - -
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
1,099 82 13.9% 25.3%
Median Rent (2009) $355 83 - -

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2005-2009 5 year estimates.

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Education Number Rank in State Percent of State Indiana
School Enrollment (2010/2011 Total Reported) 2,313 81 0.2% 1,122,483
Public 2,313 81 0.2% 1,046,556
Adults (25+ in 2009 ACS) 12,080 76 0.3% 4,118,786
with High School diploma or higher 80.1% 84 - 85.7%
with B.A. or higher degree 11.2% 74 - 21.9%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 2005-2009 5 year estimates.

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Income and Poverty Number Rank in State Percent of State Indiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2008 $26,620 88 77.1% 34,543
Median Household Income in 2009 41,011 70 90.3% $45,427
Poverty Rate in 2009 15.7% 23 109.0% 14.4%
Poverty Rate among Children under 18 27.8% 5 139.7% 19.9%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 2010 93 51 0.3% 30,864
Food Stamp Recipients in 2010 1,952 76 0.2% 829,907
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2009 1,170 73 0.3% 436,945

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

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Health and Vital Statistics, 2007 Number Rank of Percent of State Indiana
Births 204 78 0.2% 89,719
Births to Teens 22 79 0.2% 10,040
Deaths 152 79 0.3% 53,882

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

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Labor Force, 2009 Number Rank in State Percent of State Indiana
Total Resident Labor Force 7,933 78 0.2% 3,183,997
Employed 7,144 78 0.3% 2,851,776
Unemployed 789 81 0.2% 332,221
Annual Unemployment Rate 9.9 57 95.2% 10.4
January 2011 Unemployment Rate 10.2 58 107.4% 9.5

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

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Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2008 Employment Pct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000) Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work 5,763 100.0% $169,665 100.0% $29,440
Wage and Salary 3,806 66.0% $104,194 61.4% $27,376
Farm Proprietors 408 7.1% $12,494 7.4% $30,623
Nonfarm Proprietors 1,549 26.9% $24,077 14.2% $15,544
Farm 468 8.1% $14,078 8.3% $30,081
Nonfarm 5,295 91.9% $155,587 91.7% $29,384
Private 3,953 68.6% $102,120 60.2% $25,834
Accommodation, Food Serv. 220 3.8% $2,256 1.3% $10,255
Arts, Ent., Recreation 79 1.4% $475 0.3% $6,013
Construction 344 6.0% $6,718 4.0% $19,529
Health Care, Social Serv. Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
Information 41 0.7% $2,162 1.3% $52,732
Manufacturing 538 9.3% $24,317 14.3% $45,199
Professional, Tech. Serv. 153 2.7% $3,799 2.2% $24,830
Retail Trade 629 10.9% $10,257 6.0% $16,307
Trans., Warehousing Data not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.
Wholesale Trade 155 2.7% $5,788 3.4% $37,342
Other Private (not above) 986* 17.1%* $20,792* 12.3%* $21,087*
Government 1,342 23.3% $53,467 31.5% $39,841

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis
* These totals do not include county data that are not available due to BEA non-disclosure requirements.

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Residential Building Permits, 2009 Units Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000) State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed 22 100.0% 100.0% $1,885 $1,932,539
Single-Family 22 100.0% 77.0% $1,885 $1,704,509
2-Family 0 0.0% 2.0% 0 $23,094
3- and 4-Family 0 0.0% 1.0% $0 $10,171
5+ Family 0 0.0% 20.0% $0 $194,765

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

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Largest Cities and Towns in Parke County

Name Population
in 2009
Percent of County
Bloomingdale 301 1.8%
Marshall 341 2.0%
Mecca 342 2.0%
Montezuma 1,078 6.4%
Rockville 2,561 15.2%
Rosedale 709 4.2%

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References and External Links

County's in.gov site  
www.parkecountydevelopment.com
www.coveredbridges.com
www.parkecountyliving.com
www.montezuma.in.gov
www.stats.indiana.edu
IndianaCommerce.com
Factfinder.census.gov/servlet/BasicFactsServlet
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