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Cascade County, Montana

Cascade County is a county located in the U.S. State of Montana. As of 2000, the population is 80,357. Its county seat is Great Falls6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 7,023 km² (2,712 mi²). 6,988 km² (2,698 mi²) of it is land and 36 km² (14 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.51% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 80,357 people, 32,547 households, and 21,448 families residing in the county. The population density is 12/km² (30/mi²). There are 35,225 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 90.72% White, 1.12% African American, 4.22% Native American, 0.81% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.68% from other races, and 2.36% from two or more races. 2.43% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 32,547 households out of which 32.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% are married couples living together, 9.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.10% are non-families. 28.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.41 and the average family size is 2.97.

In the county the population is spread out with 26.00% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 22.80% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $32,971, and the median income for a family is $39,949. Males have a median income of $28,993 versus $20,970 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,566. 13.50% of the population and 10.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.60% are under the age of 18 and 8.40% are 65 or older.

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