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Kings County, California

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Kings County is a county located in the Central Valley of California, southeast of Fresno County. It is located in a rich agricultural region. As of 2000 the population was 129,461. The county seat is Hanford.

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History

Kings County was formed in 1893 from parts of Tulare County.

The county derives its name from the Kings River, which, according to Padre Munoz' diary of the Moraga Expedition of 1806, was discovered in 1805 by an exploring expedition and named Rio de los Santos Reyes (River of the Holy Kings).

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 3,604 km² (1,391 mi²). 3,603 km² (1,391 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.04% water.

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 129,461 people, 34,418 households, and 26,983 families residing in the county. The population density is 36/km² (93/mi²). There are 36,563 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (26/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 53.68% White, 8.30% Black or African American, 1.68% Native American, 3.07% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 28.28% from other races, and 4.79% from two or more races. 43.61% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 34,418 households out of which 46.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.00% are married couples living together, 14.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.60% are non-families. 17.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.18 and the average family size is 3.56.

In the county the population is spread out with 29.00% under the age of 18, 11.80% from 18 to 24, 35.00% from 25 to 44, 16.80% from 45 to 64, and 7.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 134.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 148.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $35,749, and the median income for a family is $38,111. Males have a median income of $31,700 versus $24,772 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,848. 19.50% of the population and 15.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 25.90% of those under the age of 18 and 8.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

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