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Allen County, Indiana

Allen County is a county located in the U.S. State of Indiana. As of 2000, the population is 331,849. The county's county seat is Fort Wayne, Indiana6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,710 km² (660 mi²). 1,702 km² (657 mi²) of it is land and 7 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.43% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 331,849 people, 128,745 households, and 86,259 families residing in the county. The population density is 195/km² (505/mi²). There are 138,905 housing units at an average density of 82/km² (211/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 83.08% White, 11.31% African American, 0.36% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.02% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. 4.18% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 128,745 households out of which 34.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.50% are married couples living together, 11.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.00% are non-families. 27.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.80% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.11.

In the county the population is spread out with 27.70% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 30.00% from 25 to 44, 21.50% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $42,671, and the median income for a family is $52,708. Males have a median income of $39,202 versus $25,980 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,544. 9.10% of the population and 6.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.40% are under the age of 18 and 6.40% are 65 or older.

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