Starke County is located in northwest Indiana. The County Seat is Knox and the largest city is Knox. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.starke.in.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 23,074 and the 2010 census population was 23,363. The land area is 309.13 square miles and there are 75.6 persons per square mile.
97.7% of the population is White, 0.5% is Black or African American, 3.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.1% is two or more races. 82.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 12.3% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $96,900, there are 8,964 households, an average of 2.58 persons per household. The per capita income is $19,773, the median household income is $40,126, and 16.9% of the persons in Starke County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,470. Retail sales (in $1000) were $156,674, and sales per capita were $6,730. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 29.7%.
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