Parke County IN Information


Parke County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 17,464
Daytime Population: Workers 4,613
Daytime Population: Residents 9,197
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 13,810
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 15,849
Population in Familes 13,122
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,615
Population Density2 39
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $46,504
Average Household Income $58,212
Per Capita Income $23,117


Total Housing Units 8,281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,866 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,449 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,966 (23.7%)
Median Home Value $96,790
Average Home Value $141,348


Total Households 6,315
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 4,400
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 0.1% -0.06%
Households 0.2% -0.08%
Families 0.03% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.56%


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, 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 # 76 18th
Population Density # 85 9th
Diversity Index # 62 34th
Median Household Income # 61 35th
Per Capita Income # 70 25th

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