Knox, Indiana

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Knox is a city in Center Township, Starke County, Indiana, United States. The population was 3,721 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Starke County[3]. The city was founded in 1851 and is named after General Henry Knox.[4] Knox was the home of two-time Indiana Governor Henry F. Schricker.



Knox is located at 41°17′39″N 86°37′21″W / 41.29417°N 86.6225°W / 41.29417; -86.6225 (41.294159, -86.622625),[5] along the Yellow River.[6]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 3,721 people, 1,466 households, and 961 families residing in the city. The population density was 947.3 people per square mile (365.6/km²). There were 1,586 housing units at an average density of 403.8/sq mi (155.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.29% Caucasian, 0.11% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.99% from other races, and 1.05% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.28% of the population.

There were 1,466 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 14.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.4% were non-families. 30.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 3.01.

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