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Cassia County, Idaho

Cassia County is a county located in the U.S. State of Idaho. As of 2000, the population is 21,416. The county's county seat is Burley, Idaho6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 6,683 km² (2,580 mi²). 6,647 km² (2,566 mi²) of it is land and 36 km² (14 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.54% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 21,416 people, 7,060 households, and 5,485 families residing in the county. The population density is 3/km² (8/mi²). There are 7,862 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 84.69% White, 0.17% African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 12.06% from other races, and 1.87% from two or more races. 18.74% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 7,060 households out of which 42.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.20% are married couples living together, 8.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 22.30% are non-families. 19.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.99 and the average family size is 3.46.

In the county the population is spread out with 34.10% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 24.50% from 25 to 44, 19.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 31 years. For every 100 females there are 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $33,322, and the median income for a family is $38,162. Males have a median income of $29,132 versus $19,851 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,087. 13.60% of the population and 11.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 17.60% are under the age of 18 and 8.00% are 65 or older.

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