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Southern Indiana Development Commission

Knox County

Knox County, known for its historical landmarks, is located right on the Wabash River in southwestern Indiana. One can fish or boat in the various waterways in Knox County, or one could visit the many historical locations such as the Ebner-Free House, Grouseland, and the Fort Knox site. Between 1800-1812, Grouseland was the home of William Henry Harrison, our 9th President of the United States. Vincennes is also the home of the George Rogers Clark Memorial; this memorial is dedicated to Lieutenant George Rogers Clark, who led soldiers to victory in a battle during the American Revolution. As you can see, Knox County is certainly an appealing place for visitors.


But what does Knox County have to offer its community? We believe the answer is very clear. With a strong community infrastructure including items such as transportation, educational resources, medical services, the Knox County area is undoubtedly a good place to live. Hopefully this overview will give a more in-depth look at what Knox County has to offer.


Knox County Courthouse.

Important Links


http://www.knoxcounty.in .gov/


http://www.knoxcountych amber.com/


www.kcdc.com


www.vincennescvb.org


\http://www.kcpl.lib.in.us/ kclib/

George Rogers Clark Memorial.  Photo Credit to http://www.enjoy-indiana.com/vincennes. html


Quick Facts

Area

2000

2010

2012 Estimate

Change 2010-2012

Knox

39256

38440

38122

318

Indiana

6080524

6483802

6537334

53532

Source: http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/18/18027.html

Population Change 2000-2010 & Estimated 2012

County Commissioners

President: Larry Holscher

Member: Rowe Sargent

Member: Don Halter

County Council

President: Robert Lechner

Member: Nichole Like

Member: James Beery

Member: Randy Crismore

Member: Terry Johnson

Member: Mike Thompson

Member: W. Tim Crowley

One of the most important factors regarding economic development in Knox County is their educational resources. Vincennes is home to Vincennes University, a public two-year junior college. Vincennes University offers a variety of associate’s degrees and technical programs to study. The University tailors programs to meet the specific needs of industry in the district. This includes initial training and the retraining of workers. In addition, Knox County has three public school corporations and one parochial school corporation. All of these schools provide a valuable education for the youth of Knox County.


Not only does education matter to the citizens of Knox County, but transportation is also important. It has been said that one cannot drive through Vincennes throughout the day without being stopped by a train, which is very true! Railroads have always played a vital role both in terms of income and in the movement of goods through the county. There are two rail lines that serve Knox County. These include the CSX, which runs in the western portion of the county, as well as the Conrail. The CSX Railroad system that runs through Vincennes serves numerous cities like Nashville, Chicago, Cincinnati, and St. Louis. Another essential part of transportation is the highway system. A network of two federal and eight state highways serve Knox County, including U.S. 41 and U.S. 50. These two federal highways are beneficial because they span in every direction, which makes transportation more feasible.


Another important factor in the community infrastructure is medical services. The Good Samaritan Hospital, located in Vincennes, is one of the area’s best hospitals.  Good Samaritan offers a variety of services with a staff of hard-working individuals willing to serve.


The various parts of Knox County’s community infrastructure have helped it survive. This county is not only a place for its strong community, but also for its visitors. Knox County has attracted many tourists through their visitor’s bureau, which offer tours of the Vincennes historical district and the George Rogers Clark Memorial. Through its rich history and traditional values, Knox County will continue to be a wonderful place to live (or visit) in the years to come.


Area

Total

White

Black

Other

% White

% Minority

Hispanic

% Hispanic

Knox

38440

36475

1009

956

94.9%

5.1%

590

3.2%

Indiana

6483802

5467906

591397

424499

84.3%

15.7%

389707

6.0%

2010 Population by Racial Composition

Source:http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml

Source:http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml

Median Age and Household Size in 2010

Area


Male

Female

Total

Median Age

Average Household Size

Knox

19338

19102

38440

38.5

2.35

Indiana

3189737

3294065

6483802

37

2.52

Area

2000

2010

Knox

11.6

16

Indiana

6.7

14.1

Source: US Census &http://factfinder2.census.gov/faces/nav/jsf/pages/community_facts.xhtml

Poverty Rates

Population of Communities in County

Bicknell- 2915

Bruceville- 478

Decker- 249

Edwardsport- 303

Monroe City- 545

Oaktown- 608

Sandbarn- 415

Vincennes- 18423

Wheatland- 480



Source: Stats Indiana- 2010

Source: Stats Indiana- 2010

County

Per Capita Income 2000

Per Capita Income 2010

Knox

23767

34731

Indiana

27459

34028

School Corporation

2013 Enrollment

2012 Graduation Rates %

2011 Average SAT Score

North Knox School Corporation

1352

77.9

990

South Knox School Corporation

1222

94.1

943

Vincennes Community School Corporation

2698

81.7

969

Public School Corporation Data

Source: Indiana Department of Education