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Perry County, Indiana

Perry County is a county located in the U.S. State of Indiana. As of 2000, the population is 18,899. The county's county seat is Cannelton, Indiana6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,001 km² (386 mi²). 988 km² (381 mi²) of it is land and 13 km² (5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 1.28% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 18,899 people, 7,270 households, and 5,074 families residing in the county. The population density is 19/km² (50/mi²). There are 8,223 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (22/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.61% White, 1.45% African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.50% from two or more races. 0.70% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 7,270 households out of which 30.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% are married couples living together, 9.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.20% are non-families. 26.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.70% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 2.96.

In the county the population is spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 107.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 107.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $36,246, and the median income for a family is $43,743. Males have a median income of $31,554 versus $22,123 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,673. 9.40% of the population and 7.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 12.30% are under the age of 18 and 8.90% are 65 or older.

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