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Elmore County, Idaho

Elmore County is a county located in the U.S. State of Idaho. As of 2000, the population is 29,130. The county's county seat is Mountain Home, Idaho6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 8,030 km² (3,101 mi²). 7,971 km² (3,078 mi²) of it is land and 59 km² (23 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.74% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 29,130 people, 9,092 households, and 6,846 families residing in the county. The population density is 4/km² (10/mi²). There are 10,527 housing units at an average density of 1/km² (3/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 85.37% White, 3.25% African American, 0.89% Native American, 1.66% Asian, 0.19% Pacific Islander, 5.39% from other races, and 3.25% from two or more races. 11.99% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 9,092 households out of which 43.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.10% are married couples living together, 7.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.70% are non-families. 20.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.76 and the average family size is 3.21.

In the county the population is spread out with 28.00% under the age of 18, 13.90% from 18 to 24, 36.00% from 25 to 44, 15.00% from 45 to 64, and 7.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 29 years. For every 100 females there are 123.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 130.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $35,256, and the median income for a family is $37,823. Males have a median income of $26,248 versus $21,309 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,773. 11.20% of the population and 8.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 15.00% are under the age of 18 and 10.80% are 65 or older.

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