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Haywood County, North Carolina
Law and government
Haywood County is a member of the regional Southwestern Commission council of governments.
The county is divided into thirteen townships: Beaverdam, Cataloochee, Cecil, Clyde, Crabtree, East Fork, Fines Creek, Iron Duff, Ivy Hill, Jonathan Creek, Pigeon, Waynesville, and White Oak.
- Cocke County, Tennessee - north
- Madison County, North Carolina - northeast
- Buncombe County, North Carolina - east
- Transylvania County, North Carolina - southeast
- Jackson County, North Carolina - southwest
- Swain County, North Carolina - west
- Sevier County, Tennessee - northwest
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 54,033 people, 23,100 households, and 16,054 families residing in the county. The population density is 38/km² (98/mi²). There are 28,640 housing units at an average density of 20/km² (52/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.85% White, 1.27% Black or African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.21% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 1.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 23,100 households out of which 26.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.70% are married couples living together, 9.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% are non-families. 26.70% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.30% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.30 and the average family size is 2.76.
In the county the population is spread out with 20.80% under the age of 18, 6.20% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 27.10% from 45 to 64, and 19.00% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 42 years. For every 100 females there are 92.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $33,922, and the median income for a family is $40,438. Males have a median income of $30,731 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,554. 11.50% of the population and 8.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 17.40% of those under the age of 18 and 10.30% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
Cities and towns
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