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Starke County, Indiana

53 E Washington St County Courthouse
Knox, IN 46534
Phone: (574) 772-9128
Fax: (574) 772-9169

In northwestern IN, southwest of South Bend; established Feb 7, 1835 from Marshall County. Name Origin: For Gen. John Stark (1728-1822), an officer in the French and Indian Wars and the American Revolution; no reason known why spelling was altered

Area (sq mi):: 312.31 (land 309.31; water 3.00) Population per square mile: 74.10
Population 2005: 22,933 State rank: 67 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.60%; 1990-2000 3.60% Population 2000: 23,556 (White 96.30%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 2.20%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 2.60%. Median age: 37.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,466; median household $37,243; Population below poverty level: 11.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $18,704-$20,019
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.10% Median travel time to work: 28.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 52.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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CHICAGO--Restaurant furniture maker Selected Furniture announced it is moving its Chicago-based operations and Chinese commercial-grade wood manufacturing plant to Starke County, Indiana.