According to the most recent Starke County Indiana demographics data available from the 2022 Census Bureau released in the American Community Survey in November of 2022, Figure 1 Starke County depicts it has a Population 2021 of 23,275 which is less than most other counties in the metro area. The county with the highest population in the area is St Joseph County which depicts a population of 272,049 ( considerably bigger). Figure 3 uses the Starke County population data for a comparison of the population growth/population change estimates from the years 2010 to 2021 and Starke County Indiana depicts very little difference.
The total Starke County Indiana greater area population percent change for all areas for the years from 2010 to 2021 is shown in Figure 4 and for Starke County indicates it has a Population Change of -0.4% which is in the mid range of other counties in the metro area.
Looking at the Starke County population density (measured as people per square mile) and providing comparisons to both the national and state average population density in Figure 5, Starke County Indiana shows it has 75 people per square mile which is less than most other counties in the metropolitan area. The next higher in order of population density is Marshall County 38.2% larger with population density of 104. The county with the highest population density in the area is St Joseph County which depicts a people per square mile of 594 ( appreciably bigger). Figure 6 provides Starke County demographics for the overall median age for all people in the region and Starke County depicts it has a Median Age of 41.6 which is more than all other counties in the greater Starke County region.
The next demographic analysis (Figure 7) looks at large generational Starke County population groups (and can be useful internet research for employment related research or identifying areas with retirees). Key findings in this chart includes that Starke County Indiana has the largest proportion of people between 50 and 59 yeasr old at 14.1% of the total and is ranked #1.
Figure 8 illustrates the overall diversity breakdown for Starke County population and ethnicity groups in the area. (note: Hispanic/Latino is broken out separately in the next diagram and also the group denoted as Native ethnicity includes Native American, and Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander.) Starke County Indiana has the smallest proportion of White population at 0.1% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of Asian population at 0.5% of the total and is ranked #1. Third, it has the smallest proportion of Native population at 3.1% of the total. Figure 9 shows the Starke County Indiana Hispanic (including non Hispanic whites) population household ethnicity in the region and Starke County depicts it has a Hispanic or Latino of 4.2% which is the second smallest in terms of people who are Hispanic or Latino of all the other counties in the greater region.
Starke County Families and Marital Status Charts
Figure 10 shows the detailed marriage characteristics broken down by %residents who are married, never married, single, divorced, and widowed. Starke County has the smallest proportion of total percent married at 25% of the total. Second, it has the largest proportion of never married percent at 17% of the total and is ranked #1. Figure 11 compares the average household size using the average number of people in a family for Starke County households. Starke County shows it has a Family Size of 3.5 which is more than all other counties in the greater Starke County region.
Looking at Starke County households that are headed by a husband and wife as a percent of all families in Figure 12, Starke County depicts it has a Married-couple family of 78% which is the third most husband and wife family percent of all other counties in the greater Starke County region. The county with the highest percent of people in a husband and wife family in the area is Marshall County which shows a husband and wife family percent of 80% ( only slightly larger).
The next section of charts provide a detailed look at mothers and baby births that occurred over the past 12 months. Figure 13 shows the rate of women aged 15 to 50 years old who have given birth. Starke County depicts it has a Birth Rate of 6.7% which is the largest of all counties in the greater Starke County region. Figure 14 shows the breakdown of the mother's age for all baby births that occurred in the last 12 months and has the smallest proportion of percent of births to mothers aged 25 to 29 at 13% of the total.
The next set of demographic data looks at the marital status for Starke County households which is useful for internet research. Figure 16 compares the total number of single people in each area. Starke County shows it has a Total Single People of 48% which is less than most other counties in the metro area. The county with the highest percent of people who are single for any reason in the area is St Joseph County which depicts a percent single of 54% (12.2% larger). Comparing percent of people who are single for any reason to the United States average of 50%, Starke County is only about 4.7% smaller. Also, measured against the state of Indiana, percent of people who are single for any reason of 50%, Starke County is only about 4.1% smaller.
Starke County Citizenship Demographics Charts
The next section of demographic information provides detailed data Starke County residents including: immigrants, citizenship, immigration, country of origin, non citizens and more. To start, Figure 17 shows a high level view of citizenship. Starke County Indiana has the smallest proportion of citizens born In US at 1% of the total. Second, it has the smallest proportion of citizens by naturalization at 1% of the total. The next diagram (Figure 18) shows the year of entry that non citizens entered the United States. The year of entry can show the rate of flow at various points of time in the past for when they entered the U.S. has the percentage of non citizens who entered the US between 2000 to 2009 the second smallest when sorted by percent of non citizens who entered the US after 2010 of all the other counties in the surrounding region at 21% of the total. Second, it has the second smallest in terms of percent of non citizens who entered the US after 2010 of all the other counties in the metro area as measured by non citizens who entered the US between 1990 to 1999 at 2% of the total. Third, it has the largest proportion of non citizens who entered the US before 1990 at 25% of the total and is ranked #1.
Starke County Birthplace Demographic Charts
Figure 19 looks at the detailed country of origin demographic research for foreign-born people in this place. Click column to sort.
For comparison purposes, Figure 20 shows detailed statistic data for the entire United States. In particular, this diagram breaks down the detailed country of origin foreign-born people in the entire U.S. in order to compare with the data provided in the prior diagram which shows only for the local area. Both this diagram and the prior diagram are sorted the same way to facilitate comparison between the two. Click column to sort.
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Census Designated Place or "CDP")
and Census County Division "CCD".)
For comparison purposes, the US national average and the state average value are provided. Additionally, the "Combined Statistical Area" or CSA is shown that is closest to the city, county, or zip code shown. A CSA is a large grouping of adjacent metropolitan areas that identified by the Census Bureau based on social and economic ties. (See: Combined Statistical Area)
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