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Hunterdon County, New Jersey

Hunterdon County is a county located in the U.S. State of New Jersey. As of 2000, the population is 121,989. Its county seat is Flemington6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,134 km² (438 mi²). 1,114 km² (430 mi²) of it is land and 20 km² (8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.79% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 121,989 people, 43,678 households, and 32,845 families residing in the county. The population density is 110/km² (284/mi²). There are 45,032 housing units at an average density of 40/km² (105/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 93.91% White, 2.25% African American, 0.14% Native American, 1.92% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. 2.76% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 43,678 households out of which 37.10% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.30% are married couples living together, 6.30% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.80% are non-families. 20.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.69 and the average family size is 3.14.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 5.80% from 18 to 24, 31.30% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 10.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 97.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 95.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $79,888, and the median income for a family is $91,050. Males have a median income of $61,888 versus $40,852 for females. The per capita income for the county is $36,370. 2.60% of the population and 1.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 2.10% are under the age of 18 and 4.20% are 65 or older.

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