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Posey County, Indiana

Posey County is a county located in the U.S. State of Indiana. As of 2000, the population is 27,061. The county's county seat is Mount Vernon, Indiana6.

Geography According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,086 km² (419 mi²). 1,058 km² (408 mi²) of it is land and 28 km² (11 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 2.61% water.

Demographics As of the census of 2000, there are 27,061 people, 10,205 households, and 7,612 families residing in the county. The population density is 26/km² (66/mi²). There are 11,076 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (27/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.97% White, 0.86% African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.16% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.44% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 10,205 households out of which 36.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.50% are married couples living together, 7.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 25.40% are non-families. 22.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.63 and the average family size is 3.08.

In the county the population is spread out with 27.30% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 12.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 99.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $44,209, and the median income for a family is $53,737. Males have a median income of $39,084 versus $23,996 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,516. 7.40% of the population and 6.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.50% are under the age of 18 and 10.00% are 65 or older.

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