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Jackson County, Indiana

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Jackson County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population is 41,335. The county's county seat is Brownstown, Indiana6.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,331 km² (514 mi²). 1,319 km² (509 mi²) of it is land and 12 km² (4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.86% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 41,335 people, 16,052 households, and 11,573 families residing in the county. The population density is 31/km² (81/mi²). There are 17,137 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (34/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.13% White, 0.55% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.54% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 2.69% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 16,052 households out of which 33.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% are married couples living together, 9.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% are non-families. 23.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 2.98.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $39,401, and the median income for a family is $45,210. Males have a median income of $31,505 versus $22,301 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,400. 8.50% of the population and 6.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.70% of those under the age of 18 and 9.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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