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Union County, Georgia
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 17,289 people, 7,159 households, and 5,211 families residing in the county. The population density is 21/km² (54/mi²). There are 10,001 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (31/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.94% White, 0.58% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.24% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.88% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 7,159 households out of which 24.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.90% are married couples living together, 7.10% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% are non-families. 24.20% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.35 and the average family size is 2.77.
In the county the population is spread out with 20.00% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 23.60% from 25 to 44, 28.20% from 45 to 64, and 21.60% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 45 years. For every 100 females there are 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $31,893, and the median income for a family is $39,776. Males have a median income of $29,127 versus $20,871 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,845. 12.50% of the population and 9.30% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 13.10% of those under the age of 18 and 15.90% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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