Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,055 km² (407 mi²). 1,052 km² (406 mi²) of it is land and 3 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.28% water.
Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 31,628 people, 11,499 households, and 8,854 families residing in the county. The population density is 30/km² (78/mi²). There are 12,132 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (30/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 98.37% White, 0.27% African American, 0.30% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.58% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 11,499 households out of which 35.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.60% are married couples living together, 8.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.00% are nonfamilies. 19.00% of all households are made up of individuals and 7.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.72 and the average family size is 3.09.
In the county, the population is spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 29.30% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 98.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $40,882, and the median income for a family is $45,747. Males have a median income of $33,129 versus $22,454 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,830. 9.00% of the population and 6.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.40% are under the age of 18 and 7.10% are 65 or older.
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