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Clinton County, Iowa

Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. State of Iowa. As of 2000, the population is 50,149. Its name is in honor of the seventh Governor of New York State, DeWitt Clinton. Its county seat is Clinton, Iowa6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,839 km² (710 mi²). 1,800 km² (695 mi²) of it is land and 39 km² (15 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.14% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 50,149 people, 20,105 households, and 13,671 families residing in the county. The population density is 28/km² (72/mi²). There are 21,585 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (31/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 95.87% White, 1.89% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.56% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.08% from two or more races. 1.25% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 20,105 households out of which 31.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.60% are married couples living together, 9.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 32.00% are non-families. 27.40% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 2.98.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 27.00% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 94.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $37,423, and the median income for a family is $46,450. Males have a median income of $35,049 versus $21,333 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,724. 10.20% of the population and 7.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.70% are under the age of 18 and 7.80% are 65 or older.

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