Parke County, Indiana

Parke County: County along the Wabash River, in Indiana, United States


Parke County is a county located in the U.S. state of Indiana. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,339 and a population density of 15 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 16,871 inhabitants. Its county seat is Rockville. The county was created 203 years ago in 1821.

Parke County locator map
Location of Parke County on Indiana map.

Quick Facts about Parke County

Population : 16,871 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Indiana (United States)
Different from : Park County, Park County, Park County
Area : 1166 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.18%
Land as percent of area : 98.82%
Named for : Benjamin Parke
Altitude : 712 feet / 217 meters
Capital : Rockville
Establishment : January 01, 1821
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 13:56:11 (25th May 2024)
Density : 14 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -2.77% (2010-2020)
Rockville  IN image
Rockville IN
Rockville  IN image


Parke County is located at 39°46'25"N 87°12'23"W (39.7736300, -87.2063600). It has 6 neighbors: Clay County, Putnam County, Vermillion County, Vigo County, Fountain County and Montgomery County.

Parke County map

The largest city of Parke County is Rockport with a population of 2,136. Other cities include and Bloomingdale population 327. See all Parke County cities & populated places.

Parke County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Parke County.

City Name Population Title
Rockville 2,449 Town in Adams Township, Parke County, Indiana, United States
Rockport 2,136 Located along the Ohio River, Rockport is a city in Indiana's Spencer County in Ohio Township.
Montezuma 977 Town in Parke County, Indiana
Rosedale 704 Town in Indiana, United States
Howard 340 Unincorporated town in Liberty Township, Parke County, Indiana, USA
Bloomingdale 327 Human settlement in Parke County, Indiana, United States of America
Mecca 325 Town in Indiana, USA
Marshall 315 Town in Washington Township, Parke County, Indiana, United States

Parke County has 6 neighbours.

  • Rockville


According to census records, the population of Parke County decreased by 2.77% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 17,339 - census
2011 17,084 -1.49% estimation process
2012 17,118 0.2% estimation process
2013 17,237 0.69% estimation process
2014 17,236 -0.01% estimation process
2015 16,970 -1.57% estimation process
2016 16,938 -0.19% estimation process
2017 16,907 -0.18% estimation process
2018 16,978 0.42% estimation process
2019 16,937 -0.24% estimation process
2020 16,871 -0.39% estimation process

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People born in Parke County (4)

People born in Parke County, including politician David W. Finney, businessman and politician from Indiana Jim Baird, tennis player G. Cullen Thomas, .


  • Richard L. Stokes (American journalist) he was born in 01/01/1882

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