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Martin County, North Carolina

Martin County is a county located in the U.S. State of North Carolina. As of 2000, the population is 25,593. Its county seat is Williamston6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,195 km² (461 mi²). 1,194 km² (461 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.07% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 25,593 people, 10,020 households, and 7,194 families residing in the county. The population density is 21/km² (56/mi²). There are 10,930 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (24/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 52.54% White, 45.37% African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.90% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 2.06% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 10,020 households out of which 31.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.30% are married couples living together, 17.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% are non-families. 25.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.53 and the average family size is 3.02.

In the county the population is spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 25.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 86.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $28,793, and the median income for a family is $35,428. Males have a median income of $29,818 versus $19,167 for females. The per capita income for the county is $15,102. 20.20% of the population and 16.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 27.50% are under the age of 18 and 25.70% are 65 or older.

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