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Kershaw County, South Carolina
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 52,647 people, 20,188 households, and 14,918 families residing in the county. The population density is 28/km² (72/mi²). There are 22,683 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (31/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 71.61% White, 26.29% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.62% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. 1.68% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 20,188 households out of which 33.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.80% are married couples living together, 13.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.10% are non-families. 22.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.90% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.58 and the average family size is 3.02.
In the county, the population is spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 7.60% from 18 to 24, 28.80% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 93.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 90.00 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $38,804, and the median income for a family is $44,836. Males have a median income of $32,246 versus $22,714 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,360. 12.80% of the population and 9.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 16.90% of those under the age of 18 and 14.10% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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