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Parke County, Indiana (IN)

County population in 2016: 17,145 (25% urban, 75% rural); it was 17,241 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,934
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,989
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,151
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,299 (it was 1,264 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

30%

Land area: 445 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 39 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Parke County: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (20.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (19.4%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (14.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 31%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Parke County, Indiana:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.6%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.9%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.5%)
  • Two or more races (1.3%)
Median resident age:

41.8 years
Indiana median age:

37.6 years
Males: 8,143  (47.5%)
Females: 9,002  (52.5%)
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Parke County,IN real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Parke County:

2.0 people
Indiana:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2016: $44,255 ($35,724 in 1999)
This county:

$44,255
Indiana:

$52,314

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $416 (lower quartile is $265, upper quartile is $511)
This county:

$416
State:

$619


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $94,094 (it was $66,300 in 2000)
Parke:

$94,094
Indiana:

$134,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $57,568 - $155,096

Mean price in 2016:

Detached houses: $145,483
Here:

$145,483
State:

$172,153

Townhouses or other attached units: $121,503
Here:

$121,503
State:

$157,859

Mobile homes: $82,380
Here:

$82,380
State:

$57,226

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $871
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $325

Institutionalized population: 1,711
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 38 buildings, average cost: $96,000
  • 1998: 47 buildings, average cost: $95,600
  • 1999: 47 buildings, average cost: $88,600
  • 2000: 43 buildings, average cost: $82,200
  • 2001: 48 buildings, average cost: $85,900
  • 2002: 45 buildings, average cost: $94,200
  • 2003: 39 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 2004: 42 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 2005: 45 buildings, average cost: $94,600
  • 2006: 50 buildings, average cost: $84,800
  • 2007: 39 buildings, average cost: $84,700
  • 2008: 27 buildings, average cost: $85,900
  • 2009: 22 buildings, average cost: $85,700
  • 2010: 29 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2011: 28 buildings, average cost: $127,000
  • 2012: 2 buildings, average cost: $130,400
  • 2013: 25 buildings, average cost: $143,500
  • 2014: 26 buildings, average cost: $117,100
  • 2015: 33 buildings, average cost: $145,700
  • 2016: 36 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2017: 39 buildings, average cost: $155,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Parke, IN residents
Average permit cost in Parke, IN
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $567 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $367 (0.5%)

Parke County household income distribution in 2013 Parke County home values distribution in 2013 Parke County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 14.1%
Parke County:

14.1%
Indiana:

14.1%
(13.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 91.1% for Black residents, 28.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 20.0% for American Indian residents, 3.0% for other race residents, 47.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.8 years old
(Males: 42.2 years old, Females: 41.7 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.6 years old, Black residents: 32.9 years old, American Indian residents: 60.4 years old, Asian residents: 34.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 34.2 years old, Other race residents: 35.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Parke County is $421 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $634 a month.

Cities in this county include: Rockville, Montezuma, Rosedale, Marshall, Mecca, Bloomingdale.

Parke County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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Neighboring counties: Arapahoe County, Colorado , Greene County, Ohio , Morgan County, West Virginia , Montgomery County , Livingston County, Missouri , Richardson County, Nebraska .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

4.3%
Indiana:

3.9%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 488
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 180 (58.8% naturalized citizens)

Parke County:

1.1%
Whole state:

5.3%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 232010 or later
  • 602000 to 2009
  • 301990 to 1999
  • 151980 to 1989
  • 211970 to 1979
  • 48Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 27.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 48.8%

Parke County marital status for males Parke County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 6,643
  • One, attached: 33
  • Two: 47
  • 3 or 4: 119
  • 5 to 9: 116
  • 10 to 19: 29
  • 20 to 49: 14
  • 50 or more: 21
  • Mobile homes: 1,060
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 19

Housing units in Parke County with a mortgage: 2,712 (72 second mortgage, 351 home equity loan, 6 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,134

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

65.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Parke County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,86127
Mainline Protestant1,90619
Catholic2251
Other21
None11,345-
Parke County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Parke County:

2.33 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 9
Parke County:

5.25 / 10,000 pop.
Indiana:

3.57 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 11
This county:

6.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.78 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Parke County:

9.1%
Indiana:

9.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Parke County:

28.6%
State:

29.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.7%
State:

14.3%

Agriculture in Parke County:

Average size of farms: 351 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $70,468
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $232.04
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 19.67%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $66,380
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 69.60%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.53%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $77,449
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.60%
Average age of principal farm operators: 53 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 5.02
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 16.29%
Corn for grain: 49097 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 2772 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 56820 harvested acres
Vegetables: 234 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 23 acres

Earthquake activity:

Parke County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Indiana state average. It is 78% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 97.5 miles away from Parke County center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 74.3 miles away from the county center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 126.6 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 95.2 miles away from the county center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 93.6 miles away from Parke County center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 206.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Indiana Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: January 05, 2014 to January 09, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4173: April 22, 2014, FEMA Id: 4173, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-Line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 19, 2011 to June 06, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1997: June 23, 2011, FEMA Id: 1997, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Indiana Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: May 30, 2008 to June 27, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1766: June 08, 2008, FEMA Id: 1766, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Snow, Incident Period: February 12, 2007 to February 14, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3274: March 12, 2007, FEMA Id: 3274, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Indiana Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3238: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3238, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Indiana Severe Winter Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: January 01, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1573: January 21, 2005, FEMA Id: 1573, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood
  • Indiana Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 03, 2004 to July 18, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1542: September 01, 2004, FEMA Id: 1542, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: July 04, 2003 to August 06, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1476: July 11, 2003, FEMA Id: 1476, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Severe Storms, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: April 28, 2002 to June 07, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1418: June 13, 2002, FEMA Id: 1418, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Indiana Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 01, 1999 to January 15, 1999, Emergency Declared EM-3135: January 15, 1999, FEMA Id: 3135, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • 5 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Parke County (15) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 7, Tornadoes: 5, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Retail trade (7%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (6%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Public administration (8%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (12%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (25%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Production occupations (8%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (24%)
  • Germany (21%)
  • Macedonia (15%)
  • Laos (10%)
  • England (9%)
  • Romania (5%)
  • Philippines (1%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Parke County


  • American (32%)
  • German (16%)
  • English (11%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (4%)
  • French (except Basque) (2%)
  • Polish (2%)

Parke County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 3,243 (77.7%)
  • Carpooled: 361 (8.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 8 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 53 (1.3%)
  • Bicycle: 17 (0.4%)
  • Walked: 149 (3.6%)
  • Worked at home: 357 (8.6%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Parke County, Indiana in 2000:

  • 722 people in state prisons
  • 320 people in nursing homes
  • 72 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 29 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded

People in group quarters in Parke County, Indiana in 2010:

  • 1,299 people in state prisons
  • 252 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 160 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 22 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $51,248.

6.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($38,198 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.07%
Indiana average:

6.06%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
5.20% relocated from other counties in Indiana ($33,551 average AGI)
0.88% relocated from other states ($4,644 average AGI)
Parke County:

0.88%
Indiana average:

2.21%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Vigo County, IN  1.41% ($36,341 average AGI)
from Vermillion County, IN  0.84% ($34,592)
from Clay County, IN  0.46% ($28,074)
from Montgomery County, IN  0.38% ($33,000)
from Fountain County, IN  0.34% ($40,050)
from Marion County, IN  0.34% ($47,950)


5.46% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,288 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.46%
Indiana average:

6.25%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
4.37% relocated to other counties in Indiana ($25,348 average AGI)
1.09% relocated to other states ($6,940 average AGI)
Parke County:

1.09%
Indiana average:

2.40%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Vigo County, IN  0.98% ($36,667 average AGI)
to Vermillion County, IN  0.78% ($28,156)
to Montgomery County, IN  0.48% ($37,464)
to Clay County, IN  0.40% ($32,522)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.1
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Parke County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Parke County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Parke County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 17.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.2%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Parke County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Parke County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Parke County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Parke County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Parke County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Parke County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,043 (2,477 aged, 566 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 295 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Parke County, Indiana in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (273)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (237)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (164)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (131)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (130)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (92)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (54)
  • Congestive heart failure (52)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (48)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (46)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 910
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 824
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 6

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 18
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 29

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 17,145
  • In family households: 13,154 (2,395 male householders, 1,895 female householders)
    3,421 spouses, 4,200 children (3,851 natural, 56 adopted, 292 stepchildren), 433 grandchildren, 106 brothers or sisters, 99 parents, 157 other relatives, 424 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,432 (976 male householders (719 living alone)), 903 female householders (771 living alone)), 552 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 1,528

Size of family households: 2,511 2-persons, 695 3-persons, 546 4-persons, 412 5-persons, 83 6-persons, 69 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,491 1-person, 322 2-persons, 45 3-persons, 13 4-persons, 4 6-persons.

2,450 married couples with children.
619 single-parent households (198 men, 421 women).

94.9% of residents of Parke speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (86% speak English very well, 12% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
3.4% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (54% speak English very well, 38% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (15% speak English very well, 85% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $90,223,000 ($5,229 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,919,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $43,138,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $17,623,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $6,946,000
Federal grants: $16,648,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,107,000 ($273,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,762,000 ($1,457,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $272,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,857,000
Federal Government insurance: $18,775,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 992
Here:

57 per 1000 residents
State:

72 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 854
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

47 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: -3
Here -0 per 1000 residents
State +9 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +13
Here +1 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Parke County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.90 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.5

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.3
State:

4.4

Year house built in Parke County, Indiana
  • Year house built in Parke County, Indiana
  • 3322014 or later
  • 1692010 to 2013
  • 9032000 to 2009
  • 1,2031990 to 1999
  • 6191980 to 1989
  • 1,6731970 to 1979
  • 6321960 to 1969
  • 5611950 to 1959
  • 3401940 to 1949
  • 1,8631939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Parke County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Parke County, Indiana
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Parke County, Indiana
  • 241 room
  • 352 rooms
  • 1503 rooms
  • 4624 rooms
  • 1,0115 rooms
  • 1,1446 rooms
  • 7677 rooms
  • 5238 rooms
  • 6779+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Parke County, Indiana
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Parke County, Indiana
  • 361 room
  • 242 rooms
  • 2843 rooms
  • 3894 rooms
  • 2435 rooms
  • 2076 rooms
  • 747 rooms
  • 188 rooms
  • 879+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Parke County, Indiana
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Parke County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Parke County, Indiana
  • 22no bedroom
  • 2031 bedroom
  • 1,2672 bedrooms
  • 2,4073 bedrooms
  • 6964 bedrooms
  • 1975+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Parke County, Indiana
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Parke County, Indiana
  • 35no bedroom
  • 2941 bedroom
  • 5492 bedrooms
  • 3603 bedrooms
  • 1014 bedrooms
  • 245+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Parke County, Indiana in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Parke County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Parke County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 159no vehicle
  • 1,1661 vehicle
  • 2,1792 vehicles
  • 8493 vehicles
  • 2574 vehicles
  • 2115+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Parke County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Parke County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 177no vehicle
  • 5831 vehicle
  • 4982 vehicles
  • 833 vehicles
  • 94 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles

84.7% of Parke County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 26% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 78% lived in Indiana.

Parke County:

84.7%
State average:

85.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 13,289
  • Other state: 3,570
  • Northeast: 670
  • Midwest: 1,833
  • South: 639
  • West: 441
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Parke County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 34.9%Utility gas
  • 28.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 25.0%Electricity
  • 10.9%Wood
  • 0.7%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.2%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 46.8%Electricity
  • 23.8%Utility gas
  • 20.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 6.7%Wood
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 117
Here:

7.3%
Indiana:

13.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 33
Here:

4.2%
Indiana:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 55
Here:

9.9%
Indiana:

20.5%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Parke County government finances - Expenditure in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $887,000
  • Charges - Other: $676,000
    Parks and Recreation: $218,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,535,000
    Regular Highways: $1,678,000
    Police Protection: $1,048,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $687,000
    Financial Administration: $454,000
    Health - Other: $379,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $176,000
    General - Other: $83,000
    Correctional Institutions: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $86,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $146,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $155,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $124,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $11,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,230,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,003,000
    Other: $1,521,000
    General Local Government Support: $871,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,770,000
    Other Selective Sales: $269,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $202,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $162,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $64,000
    Other License: $32,000

Parke County government finances - Revenue in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $887,000
  • Charges - Other: $676,000
    Parks and Recreation: $218,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,535,000
    Regular Highways: $1,678,000
    Police Protection: $1,048,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $687,000
    Financial Administration: $454,000
    Health - Other: $379,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $176,000
    General - Other: $83,000
    Correctional Institutions: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $86,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $146,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $155,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $124,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $11,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,230,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,003,000
    Other: $1,521,000
    General Local Government Support: $871,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,770,000
    Other Selective Sales: $269,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $202,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $162,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $64,000
    Other License: $32,000

Parke County government finances - Debt in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $887,000
  • Charges - Other: $676,000
    Parks and Recreation: $218,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,535,000
    Regular Highways: $1,678,000
    Police Protection: $1,048,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $687,000
    Financial Administration: $454,000
    Health - Other: $379,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $176,000
    General - Other: $83,000
    Correctional Institutions: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $86,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $146,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $155,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $124,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $11,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,230,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,003,000
    Other: $1,521,000
    General Local Government Support: $871,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,770,000
    Other Selective Sales: $269,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $202,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $162,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $64,000
    Other License: $32,000

Parke County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2013:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $887,000
  • Charges - Other: $676,000
    Parks and Recreation: $218,000
  • Current Operations - Central Staff Services: $2,535,000
    Regular Highways: $1,678,000
    Police Protection: $1,048,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $687,000
    Financial Administration: $454,000
    Health - Other: $379,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $176,000
    General - Other: $83,000
    Correctional Institutions: $78,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $86,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Highways: $146,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $155,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $124,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $24,000
    Interest Earnings: $12,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $11,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,230,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,003,000
    Other: $1,521,000
    General Local Government Support: $871,000
    Health and Hospitals: $15,000
  • Tax - Property: $2,770,000
    Other Selective Sales: $269,000
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $202,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $162,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $64,000
    Other License: $32,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 311
  • Number of aged recipients: 11
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 300
  • Number of recipients under 18: 38
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 231
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 42
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 106
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 129
Parke County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Parke County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians
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Most common first names in Parke County, IN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary17677.5 years
John15874.5 years
William12974.3 years
James12872.7 years
Robert10069.8 years
Charles9673.4 years
George7175.9 years
Paul5372.0 years
Ruth4979.5 years
Donald4870.4 years
Most common last names in Parke County, IN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith7276.5 years
Jones5570.9 years
Martin4976.2 years
Brown4676.8 years
Myers4678.9 years
Thomas4575.3 years
Adams3879.1 years
Miller3375.4 years
Thompson3075.5 years
Lawson2975.1 years
Businesses in Parke County, IN
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
CVS1RadioShack1
Chevrolet1Subway1
Curves1U-Haul1
FedEx1UPS1
H&R Block1