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Jackson County, Michigan

Jackson County is a county located in the U.S. State of Michigan. As of 2000, the population is 158,422. Its county seat is Jackson6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,875 km² (724 mi²). 1,830 km² (707 mi²) of it is land and 44 km² (17 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.37% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 158,422 people, 58,168 households, and 40,833 families residing in the county. The population density is 87/km² (224/mi²). There are 62,906 housing units at an average density of 34/km² (89/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 88.54% White, 7.92% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 1.74% from two or more races. 2.20% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 58,168 households out of which 33.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% are married couples living together, 12.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% are non-families. 24.60% 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 2.55 and the average family size is 3.03.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.60% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 30.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 104.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 103.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $43,171, and the median income for a family is $50,970. Males have a median income of $38,919 versus $26,448 for females. The per capita income for the county is $20,171. 9.00% of the population and 6.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.40% are under the age of 18 and 6.10% are 65 or older.

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