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Madison County, Tennessee

Madison County is a county located in the U.S. State of Tennessee. As of 2000, the population is 91,837. Its county seat is Jackson6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,447 km² (559 mi²). 1,443 km² (557 mi²) of it is land and 4 km² (2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.29% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 91,837 people, 35,552 households, and 24,637 families residing in the county. The population density is 64/km² (165/mi²). There are 38,205 housing units at an average density of 26/km² (69/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 65.20% White, 32.46% African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.67% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 1.71% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 35,552 households out of which 33.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.80% are married couples living together, 15.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.70% are non-families. 26.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.49 and the average family size is 3.00.

In the county, the population is spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 11.00% from 18 to 24, 29.10% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 92.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $36,982, and the median income for a family is $44,595. Males have a median income of $34,253 versus $23,729 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,389. 14.00% of the population and 10.80% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 18.40% are under the age of 18 and 11.80% are 65 or older.

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