Parke County IN Information


Parke County Subdivisions

Parke County IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,652
Population in Households 15,987
Population in Familes 13,261
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,665
Population Density1 40
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 6,372
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 4,455
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,342 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,912 (58.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,460 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,970 (23.6%)
Median Home Value $94,172
Average Home Value $132,339


Median Household Income $42,967
Average Household Income $54,827
Per Capita Income $21,900
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.29% 0.38%
Households 0.38% 0.4%
Families 0.24% 0.32%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   1.85%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Parke County IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Parke County to the other 92 counties and county equivalents in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 76 18th
Population Density1 # 85 9th
Diversity Index2 # 63 33rd
Median Household Income # 75 20th
Per Capita Income # 73 22nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Indiana Census Data Comparison Tool.