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Catoosa County, Georgia

Catoosa County is a county located in the U.S. State of Georgia. As of 2000, the population is 53,282. The county's county seat is Ringgold, Georgia6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 421 km² (163 mi²). 420 km² (162 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.27% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 53,282 people, 20,425 households, and 15,400 families residing in the county. The population density is 127/km² (328/mi²). There are 21,794 housing units at an average density of 52/km² (134/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.39% White, 1.26% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.71% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 1.17% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 20,425 households out of which 35.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% are married couples living together, 11.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.60% are non-families. 21.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.59 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $39,998, and the median income for a family is $45,710. Males have a median income of $31,746 versus $23,790 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,009. 9.40% of the population and 6.40% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.50% are under the age of 18 and 11.00% are 65 or older.

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