Parke County is located in west-central Indiana. The County Seat is Rockville and the largest city is Rockville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.parkecounty-in.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 17,233 and the 2010 census population was 17,354. The land area is 444.66 square miles and there are 39 persons per square mile.
96% of the population is White, 2.6% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.2% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.7% is two or more races. 82.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.7% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $87,600, there are 5,893 households, an average of 2.66 persons per household. The per capita income is $20,534, the median household income is $43,870, and 13.3% of the persons in Parke County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was unavailable. Retail sales (in $1000) were $84,463, and sales per capita were $4,932.
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