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Iron County, Utah
Iron County is a county located in the state of Utah. As of 2000, the population is 33,779. It was originally named Little Salt Lake Valley, and renamed for the iron mines west of Cedar City. Its county seat is Parowan and the largest city is Cedar City6.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 33,779 people, 10,627 households, and 8,076 families residing in the county. The population density is 4/km² (10/mi²). There are 13,618 housing units at an average density of 2/km² (4/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 93.00% White, 0.35% Black or African American, 2.18% Native American, 0.74% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 1.78% from other races, and 1.67% from two or more races. 4.09% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 10,627 households out of which 41.00% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.20% are married couples living together, 8.50% have a female householder with no husband present, and 24.00% are non-families. 15.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 5.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 3.11 and the average family size is 3.45.
In the county, the population is spread out with 31.20% under the age of 18, 20.60% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 16.10% from 45 to 64, and 8.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 93.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $33,114, and the median income for a family is $37,171. Males have a median income of $30,800 versus $19,831 for females. The per capita income for the county is $13,568. 19.20% of the population and 13.10% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 20.40% of those under the age of 18 and 6.50% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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