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The City of Knox had a population of 3,746 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Knox is located at latitude 41.291 and longitude -86.621 in Starke County. The formal boundaries for the City of Knox (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.92 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Starke County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 712 feet.

The City of Knox (GNIS ID: 2395556) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Knox is located within Township of Center, a minor civil division (MCD) of Starke County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Knox population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 3,746
Population in Households 3,731
Population in Familes 2,968
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density1 956
Diversity Index2 15


Total Households 1,465
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 972
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,661 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 871 (52.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 594 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 (11.8%)
Median Home Value $79,216
Average Home Value $93,398


Median Household Income $27,006
Average Household Income $37,658
Per Capita Income $14,748
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.18% -0.02%
Households 0.09% -0.03%
Families -0.05% -0.12%
Median Household Income   0.41%
Per Capita Income   1.68%
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.

Knox, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Knox to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 156 77th
Population Density1 # 467 31st
Diversity Index2 # 225 67th
Median Household Income # 677 1st
Per Capita Income # 673 1st

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