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Parke County, IN Highlights


A region's economy thrives or dives because of the people who choose to live there. That choice may occur by being born there and desiring to stay, or a more deliberate one of choosing to relocate from somewhere else. Monitoring change in the size and movement of population is an important barometer of well-being.

Population Over Time
Total Population15,41017,19417,39617,34916,937
Change Since 1990 1,7841,9861,9391,527
Pct. Change Since 1990 11.6%12.9%12.6%9.9%
Source: US Census Bureau
Components of Population Change 2018 to 2019
Net Domestic Migration-73
International Migration5
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)28
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Age in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Preschool (0 to 4)1,0206.0%
School Age (5 to 17)2,62715.5%
College Age (18 to 24)1,3027.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)4,10024.1%
Older Adult (45 to 64)4,59727.1%
Older (65 plus)3,28119.3%
Source: US Census Bureau
Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
American Ind. or Alaskan Native Alone810.5%
Asian Alone350.2%
Black Alone4442.6%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone50.0%
White Alone16,21895.5%
Two or More Race Groups1440.8%
Hispanic or Latino
Non-Hispanic or Latino16,64998.1%
Hispanic or Latino2781.6%
Source: US Census Bureau
Households in 2018
 NumberPct. Dist
Total Households6,145100.0%
  Family Households4,44272.3%
    Married with Children1,02016.6%
    Married without Children2,59242.2%
    Single Parents3175.2%
  Non-family Households1,70327.7%
    Living Alone1,37822.4%
Average Household Size2.76
Average Family Household Size3.82
Source: US Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5 Year Estimates
Population Counts by Decade
Pct. Chg.
April 200017,1941,78411.6%
April 201017,3491550.9%
Source: U.S. Census Bureau
Population Projections
Population Projections17,33917,17416,97516,70216,326
Change Since 2010 -165-364-637-1,013
Pct. Change Since 2010 -1.0%-2.1%-3.7%-5.8%
Source: Indiana Business Research Center.
Note: 2010 data are census counts from the U.S. Census Bureau