County Profile



Parke County Quick Stats

Population 17,152
Source: STATS Indiana IBRC 2008  
   
Civilian Labor Force 8,058
Source: STATS Indiana IBRC 2007  
   
Unemployment Rate  5.0%
Source: STATS Indiana IBRC 2007  
   
Median Household Income
(All Sectors)
$37,032
Source: STATS Indiana IBRC 2007  
   
Education  
     High
School Graduate or More - % of Adults 25+
80.5 %
    
Bachelor Degree or More - % of Adults 25+
11.6 %
Source: STATS Indiana IBRC 2000  
   

Median value of owner-occupied
housing units
$64,900
Source: FeDSTATS 2000  
   


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Employment Information

Selected Average Wage Information for
Parke County
Manufacturing $11.60 / hr
Retail $6.65 / hr
Service $7.36 / hr
Source: LMI Customer Service
Terre Haute, IN 47807


SUBJECT NUMBER PERCENT
EMPLOYMENT STATUS    
Population 16 years and over 13,616 100
In labor force 7,756 57.0
Civilian labor force 7,746 56.9
Employed 7,432 54.6
Unemployed 314 2.3
Percent of civilian labor force 4.1  
Armed Forces 10 0.1
Not in labor force 5,860 43.0
Females 16 years and over 7,250 100
In labor force 3,422 47.2
Civilian labor force 3,422 47.2
Employed 3,273 45.1
Own children under 6 years 1,176 100
All parents in family in labor force 590 50.2
COMMUTING TO WORK    
Workers 16 years and over 7,318 100
Car, truck, or van - drove alone 5,786 79.1
Car, truck, or van - carpooled 904 12.4
Public transportation (incl taxi) 11 0.2
Walked 192 2.6
Other means 91 1.2
Worked at home 334 4.6
Mean travel time to work (minutes) 27.5  
Employed civilian population 16 years and
over
7,432 100
OCCUPATION    
Management, professional, and related
occupations
1,813 24.4
Service occupations 1,200 16.1
Sales and office occupations 1,566 21.1
Farming, fishing, forestry occupations 103 1.4
Construction, extraction, and maintenance
occupations
858 11.5
Production, transportation, and material
moving occupations
1,892 25.5
INDUSTRY    
Agriculture, forestry, fishing, hunting,
mining
356 4.8
Construction 568 7.6
Manufacturing 1.757 23.6
Wholesale Trade 247 3.3
Retail Trade 934 12.6
Transportation and warehousing, and utilities 361 4.9
Information 97 1.3
Finance, insurance, real estate and rental
leasing
201 2.7
Professional, scientific, management,
administrative, and waste management services
324 4.4
Education, health, and social services 1,160 15.6
Arts, entertainment, recreation,
accommodation, and food services
576 7.8
Other services (except public administration) 366 4.9
Public administration 485 6.5
CLASS OF WORKER    
Private wage and salary workers 5,585 75.1
Government workers 1,019 13.7
Self-employed workers in own unincorporated
business
781 10.5
Unpaid family workers


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Parke County Education Statistics

SCHOOL ENROLLMENT NUMBER PERCENT
> 3 yrs old enrollment 4,019 100
Nursery school, preschool 306 7.6
Kindergarten 182 4.5
Elementary (grades 1-8) 1,955 48.6
High School (grades 9-12) 1,088 27.1
College or graduate school 488 12.1
     
EDUCATIONAL ATTAINMENT    
> 25 yrs old 11,891 100
< 9th grade 533 4.5
9th - 12th grade, no diploma 1,781 15.0
High school graduate / equivalent 5,425 45.6
Some college, no degree 2,280 19.2
Associate degree 495 4.2
Bachelor's degree 833 7.0
Graduate or professional degree 544 4.6
Percent high school graduate or higher   80.5
Percent bachelor's degree or higher   11.6


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Land / Environment Information

Coordinates 30 46' N latitude & 87 13' W longitude  
     
Areas 284,685 acres  
  Woodland 33,656 acres
  Tillable Land 146,125 acres
  Pasture 29,000 acres
  Water 2,900 acres
  Urban 54,764 acres
  Roads, Public Land, Cemeteries 18,240 acres
     
Highest Point 800 ft above sea level - CR 650 N just west
of the Putnam County line
     
Lowest Point  460 ft above sea level - southwest edge of
Parke County on the Wabash River
     
Climate Average snowfall 16"
  Greatest snowfall in a 24 hr period 37 - 44"
  Average rainfall  
  Greatest rainfall in a 24 hr period 6.5"
  Prevailing wind West
  Record high temperature 107F
  Record low temperature -32F
     


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