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3 Public Education
4 Cities and towns
5 External links
Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,435 km² (554 mi²). 1,426 km² (551 mi²) of it is land and 10 km² (4 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.66% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 46,519 people, 18,820 households, and 13,399 families residing in the county. The population density is 33/km² (84/mi²). There are 20,668 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (38/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 92.02% White, 6.21% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 18,820 households out of which 31.60% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% are married couples living together, 11.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% are non-families. 25.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.50% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.43 and the average family size is 2.91.
In the county the population is spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 87.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $30,868, and the median income for a family is $36,794. Males have a median income of $31,400 versus $20,014 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,382. 16.50% of the population and 13.60% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 24.40% are under the age of 18 and 10.50% are 65 or older.
Elementary Schools\n*Earlington Elementary\n*Grapevine Elementary\n*Hanson Elementary\n*Jesse Stuart Elementary\n*Pride Elementary\n*Southside Elementary\n*West Broadway Elementary\n*West Hopkins Accelerated\n*Dawson Springs Independent\n