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Hudson County, New Jersey

Hudson County is a county located in the U.S. State of New Jersey. As of 2000, the population is 608,975. Its county seat is Jersey City6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 162 km² (62 mi²). 121 km² (47 mi²) of it is land and 41 km² (16 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 25.21% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 608,975 people, 230,546 households, and 143,630 families residing in the county. The population density is 5,036/km² (13,044/mi²). There are 240,618 housing units at an average density of 1,990/km² (5,154/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 55.58% White, 13.48% African American, 0.42% Native American, 9.35% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 15.48% from other races, and 5.63% from two or more races. 39.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 230,546 households out of which 29.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.80% are married couples living together, 16.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 37.70% are non-families. 29.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.60 and the average family size is 3.27.

In the county the population is spread out with 22.60% under the age of 18, 10.40% from 18 to 24, 35.60% from 25 to 44, 20.00% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 34 years. For every 100 females there are 96.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $40,293, and the median income for a family is $44,053. Males have a median income of $36,174 versus $31,037 for females. The per capita income for the county is $21,154. 15.50% of the population and 13.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 22.00% are under the age of 18 and 15.70% are 65 or older.

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