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Rice County, Minnesota
- Dakota County (northeast)
- Goodhue County (east)
- Dodge County (southeast)
- Steele County (south)
- Waseca County (southwest)
- LeSueur County (west)
- Scott County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 56,665 people, 18,888 households, and 13,353 families residing in the county. The population density is 44/km² (114/mi²). There are 20,061 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (40/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 93.59% White, 1.31% Black or African American, 0.43% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 1.87% from other races, and 1.30% from two or more races. 5.50% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 18,888 households out of which 36.50% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% are married couples living together, 8.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% are non-families. 23.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 9.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.65 and the average family size is 3.14.
In the county the population is spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 15.80% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 20.20% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 33 years. For every 100 females there are 101.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $48,651, and the median income for a family is $56,407. Males have a median income of $36,771 versus $26,151 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,695. 6.90% of the population and 4.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 5.70% of those under the age of 18 and 10.70% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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