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Blaine County, Idaho

Blaine County is a county located in the U.S. State of Idaho. As of 2000, the population is 18,991. The county's county seat is Hailey, Idaho6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,892 km² (2,661 mi²). 6,850 km² (2,645 mi²) of it is land and 42 km² (16 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.61% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 18,991 people, 7,780 households, and 4,839 families residing in the county. The population density is 3/km² (7/mi²). There are 12,186 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (5/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 90.73% White, 0.13% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.73% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 6.43% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. 10.69% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 7,780 households out of which 31.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.20% are married couples living together, 7.20% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.80% are non-families. 27.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.40 and the average family size is 2.96.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.00% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 32.60% from 25 to 44, 27.90% from 45 to 64, and 7.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 107.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 106.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $50,496, and the median income for a family is $60,037. Males have a median income of $35,949 versus $27,487 for females. The per capita income for the county is $31,346. 7.80% of the population and 4.90% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.80% are under the age of 18 and 5.30% are 65 or older.

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