Parke County

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Parke County, Indiana

116 W High St Rm 204
Rockville, IN 47872
Phone: (765) 569-5132
Fax: (765) 569-4222
www.parkecounty.com

In west-central IN, north of Terre Haute; organized Jan 9, 1821 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For Benjamin Parke (1777-1835), attorney general of IN Territory (1804-08), IN legislator, and judge of the U.S. District Court of IN (1817-35)

Area (sq mi):: 450.10 (land 444.77; water 5.32) Population per square mile: 39.00
Population 2005: 17,362 State rank: 78 Population change: 2000-20005 0.70%; 1990-2000 11.90% Population 2000: 17,241 (White 96.10%; Black or African American 2.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 38.90
Income 2000: per capita $16,986; median household $35,724; Population below poverty level: 11.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,431-$21,891
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.40% Median travel time to work: 27.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 51.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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