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New Madrid County, Missouri

New Madrid County is a county located in the U.S. State of Missouri. As of 2000, the population is 19,760. Its county seat is New Madrid6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,808 km² (698 mi²). 1,756 km² (678 mi²) of it is land and 52 km² (20 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.87% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 19,760 people, 7,824 households, and 5,508 families residing in the county. The population density is 11/km² (29/mi²). There are 8,600 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 83.21% White, 15.36% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 7,824 households out of which 32.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.00% are married couples living together, 14.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% are non-families. 26.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.20% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.48 and the average family size is 2.99.

In the county the population is spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 92.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 86.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $26,826, and the median income for a family is $32,462. Males have a median income of $28,408 versus $19,186 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,204. 22.10% of the population and 18.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 31.40% are under the age of 18 and 19.20% are 65 or older.

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