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The City of Knox had a population of 3,714 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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


Total Population 3,714
Daytime Population: Workers 3,024
Daytime Population: Residents 2,046
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,070
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.37
Population in Households 3,699
Population in Familes 2,935
Population in Group Qrtrs 15
Population Density2 947
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $27,834
Average Household Income $39,777
Per Capita Income $15,557


Total Housing Units 1,648 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 862 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 590 (35.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 196 (11.9%)
Median Home Value $80,279
Average Home Value $95,988


Total Households 1,452
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 959
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 0.04% -0.24%
Households -0.05% -0.25%
Families -0.23% -0.4%
Median Household Income   0.42%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

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, 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 # 156 77th
Population Density # 468 31st
Diversity Index # 242 65th
Median Household Income # 678 0th
Per Capita Income # 671 1st

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