Parke County, IN

Add Comparison

Population

17,062

0.17% growth

Median Age

42.2


Median Household Income

$44,643

4.64% growth

Poverty Rate

13.9%


Number of Employees

6,734

0.678% decline

Median Property Value

$86,700

1.81% decline

About

In 2017, Parke County, IN had a population of 17.1k people with a median age of 42.2 and a median household income of $44,643. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Parke County, IN grew from 17,033 to 17,062, a 0.17% increase and its median household income grew from $42,664 to $44,643, a 4.64% increase.

The population of Parke County, IN is 94.8% White Alone, 2% Two or More Races, and 1.48% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Parke County, IN speak a non-English language, and 99.4% are U.S. citizens.

The median property value in Parke County, IN is $86,700, and the homeownership rate is 77.2%. Most people in Parke County, IN commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 25.9 minutes. The average car ownership in Parke County, IN is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Parke County, IN employs 6.73k people. The largest industries in Parke County, IN are Manufacturing (1,556 people), Retail Trade (694 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (630 people), and the highest paying industries are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($82,500), Utilities ($56,406), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,016).

Median household income in Parke County, IN is $44,643. Males in Parke County, IN have an average income that is 1.39 times higher than the average income of females, which is $42,677. The income inequality in Parke County, IN (measured using the Gini index) is 0.456, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$44,643

2017 value

± $4,328

4.64%

1 Year Growth

± 11.2%

Households in Parke County, IN have a median annual income of $44,643, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $42,664 in 2016, which represents a 4.64% annual growth.

Look at the chart to see how the median household income in Parke County, IN compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Indiana.

$59,508

Average Male Salary

± $1,197

$42,677

Average Female Salary

± $917

In 2017, full-time male employees in Indiana made 1.39 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Indiana by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Indiana.

Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $60,595 ± $7,828

  2. White

    $45,279 ± $744

  3. Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander

    $41,920 ± $17,388

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Indiana workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.34 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Indiana by number of full-time employees.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Parke County, IN is from Indiana.

0.456

2017 Wage GINI

0.457

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Indiana was 0.456 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0682% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Indiana was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Indiana in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Indiana across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Income by Location

Use the dropdown to filter by race/ethnicity.

Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 301

  2. Census Tract 304

  3. Census Tract 302

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Parke County, IN was Census Tract 301 with a value of $49,605, followed by Census Tract 304 and Census Tract 302, with respective values of $44,246 and $37,826.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Parke County, IN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 18 - 24

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

13.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Parke County, IN (2.15k out of 15.5k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 55 - 64 and then Females 55 - 64.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    2,048 ± 261

  2. Hispanic

    112 ± 113

  3. Two Or More

    93 ± 108

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Parke County, IN is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Occupations

Employment by Occupations

6.73k

2017 Value

± 491

-0.678%

1 Year decline

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Parke County, IN declined at a rate of -0.678%, from 6.78k employees to 6.73k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Parke County, IN, are Production Occupations (988 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (982 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (508 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Parke County, IN.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Parke County, IN, by number of employees, are Production Occupations (988 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (982 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (508 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Parke County, IN has an unusually high number of residents working as Farming, Fishing, & Forestry Occupations (3.47 times higher than expected), Production Occupations (2.53 times), and Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (2 times).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Parke County, IN, by median earnings, are Arts, Design, Entertainment, Sports, & Media Occupations ($145,388), Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($69,375), and Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($63,500).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Industries

Employment by Industries

6.73k

2017 Value

± 491

-0.678%

1 Year decline

± 10.3%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Parke County, IN declined at a rate of -0.678%, from 6.78k employees to 6.73k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Parke County, IN, are Manufacturing (1,556 people), Retail Trade (694 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (630 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Parke County, IN, though some of these residents may live in Parke County, IN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Common

The most common industries in Parke County, IN, by number of employees, are Manufacturing (1,556 people), Retail Trade (694 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (630 people).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Parke County, IN has an unusually high number of Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting (4.02 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (2.28 times), and Public Administration (1.51 times) industries.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Parke County, IN, by median earnings, are Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($82,500), Utilities ($56,406), and Transportation & Warehousing, & Utilities ($56,016).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $69.1B

  2. $42.9B

  3. $39.9B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $69.1B, followed by Base metals ($42.9B) and Mixed freight ($39.9B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Indiana products.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Domestic Trade Growth

Showing data for Indiana state.

$446B

2015 Value

$698B

Projected 2045 Value

56.6% growth

In 2015, total outbound Indiana trade was $446B. This is expected to increase 56.6% to $698B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Indiana trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Indiana to other states, or from other states to Indiana.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.9B

  2. $32.7B

  3. $31.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Indiana domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Ohio with $39.9B, followed by Michigan with $32.7B and Illinois and $31.7B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Indiana shares with each state (excluding itself).

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health

86.3% of the population of Parke County, IN has health coverage, with 41% on employee plans, 16.1% on Medicaid, 15.2% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.73% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Parke County, IN was $8,300 in 2014. This is a 4.76% increase from the previous year ($7,923).

Primary care physicians in Parke County, IN see 5634 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.92% decrease from the previous year (5744 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 5600 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1527 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.4%). Additionally, Grant County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.1%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

5,634 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Parke County, IN see an average of 5,634 patients per year. This represents a 1.92% decrease from the previous year (5,744 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Parke County, IN in comparison to neighboring states.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Spending

Data is only available at the state level. Showing data for Indiana.

$8,300

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,078

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$8,285

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,714

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Indiana (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.76%, from $7,923 to $8,300.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Care Coverage

13.7%

Uninsured

41%

Employer Coverage

16.1%

Medicaid

15.2%

Medicare

12.2%

Non-Group

1.73%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Parke County, IN declined by 7.37% from 14.8% to 13.7%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Parke County, IN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.4% prevalence

  2. 15.1% prevalence

  3. 15% prevalence

Jay County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Indiana, at 15.4%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Indiana by county over multiple years.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Diversity

Parke County, IN is home to a population of 17.1k people, from which 99.4% are citizens. As of 2017, 1.11% of Parke County, IN residents were born outside of the country (189 people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Parke County, IN is composed of 16.2k White Alone residents (94.8%), 342 Two or More Races residents (2%), 252 Hispanic or Latino residents (1.48%), 165 Black or African American Alone residents (0.967%), 92 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.539%), 32 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.188%), 0 Asian Alone residents (0%), and 0 Some Other Race Alone residents (0%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Parke County, IN are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

42

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.8

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 5.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Parke County, IN was 42.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 42, were generally older than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Parke County, IN are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Parke County, IN residents was 42.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

1.11%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

189 people

0.986%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

168 people

As of 2017, 1.11% of Parke County, IN residents (189 people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Parke County, IN was 0.986%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Parke County, IN compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Global Diversity

The PUMS dataset is not available at the County level, so we are showing data for Indiana.

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    106,451 ± 7,946 people

  2. India

    28,953 ± 4,168 people

  3. China

    22,599 ± 3,684 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Indiana was Mexico, the natal country of 106,451 Indiana residents, followed by India with 28,953 and China with 22,599.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Citizenship

99.4%

2017 Citizenship

99.6%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 99.4% of Parke County, IN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Parke County, IN was 99.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

The following chart shows US citizenship percentages in Parke County, IN compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    16.2k ± 18

  2. Two or More Races

    342 ± 137

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    252 ± 78.6

In 2017, there were 47.3 times more White Alone residents (16.2k people) in Parke County, IN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 342 Two or More Races and 252 Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Parke County, IN as a share of the total population.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Parke County, IN citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.8%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Parke County, IN was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Parke County, IN are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    549 ± 117

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    129 ± 59

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    102 ± 56

Parke County, IN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 4.26 times greater than any other conflict.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing & Living

The median property value in Parke County, IN was $86,700 in 2017, which is 0.398 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $88,300 to $86,700, a 1.81% decrease. The homeownership rate in Parke County, IN is 77.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Parke County, IN have an average commute time of 25.9 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Parke County, IN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.

$44,643

Median Household Income

± $4,328

6.11k

Number of Households

± 427

In 2017, the median household income of the 6.11k households in Parke County, IN grew to $44,643 from the previous year's value of $42,664.

The following chart displays the households in Parke County, IN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $60k - $75k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Housing

Property Value

$86,700

2017 Median

± $9,102

$88,300

2016 Median

± $5,471

In 2017, the median property value in Parke County, IN declined from to $86,700 from the previous year's value of $88,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Parke County, IN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Parke County, IN the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Parke County, IN distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Parke County, IN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Rent vs Own

77.2%

2017 Homeownership

78.3%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 77.2% of the housing units in Parke County, IN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 78.3%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Parke County, IN compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Parke County, IN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Parke County, IN have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commute Time

25.9 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Parke County, IN have a longer commute time (25.9 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 3.66% of the workforce in Parke County, IN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

The chart below shows how the median household income in Parke County, IN compares to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart
View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart

Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82%

  2. Carpooled

    8.95%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.99%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Parke County, IN was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

View Data
Save Image
Add Data to Cart