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The City of Bicknell had a population of 2,859 as of July 1, 2017. Bicknell ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Indiana. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Bicknell is located at latitude 38.7743 and longitude -87.3078 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the City of Bicknell (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Knox County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 515 feet.

The City of Bicknell (GNIS ID: 2394162) 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 Bicknell is located within Township of Vigo, a minor civil division (MCD) of Knox County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Bicknell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Bicknell, IN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,859
Daytime Population: Workers 605
Daytime Population: Residents 1,748
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,353
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 2,852
Population in Familes 2,244
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 2,118
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $39,242
Average Household Income $50,896
Per Capita Income $20,716


Total Housing Units 1,499 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 743 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 420 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 337 (22.5%)
Median Home Value $61,733
Average Home Value $82,705


Total Households 1,162
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 723
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.27% -0.33%
Households -0.29% -0.35%
Families -0.26% -0.5%
Median Household Income   2.64%
Per Capita Income   3.15%

Bicknell, IN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bicknell to the other 680 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Indiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 179 74th
Population Density # 101 85th
Diversity Index # 351 49th
Median Household Income # 576 15th
Per Capita Income # 549 19th

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