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Lawrence County, Indiana

Lawrence County is a county located in the U.S. State of Indiana. As of 2000, the population is 45,922. The county's county seat is Bedford, Indiana6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,171 km² (452 mi²). 1,162 km² (449 mi²) of it is land and 8 km² (3 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.72% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 45,922 people, 18,535 households, and 13,141 families residing in the county. The population density is 40/km² (102/mi²). There are 20,560 housing units at an average density of 18/km² (46/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.92% White, 0.39% African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.28% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 18,535 households out of which 31.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% are married couples living together, 9.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.10% are non-families. 25.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.50% 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 2.91.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 95.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 91.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $36,280, and the median income for a family is $43,109. Males have a median income of $34,167 versus $21,647 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,653. 9.80% of the population and 7.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.60% are under the age of 18 and 8.50% are 65 or older.

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