According to the United States Census Bureau, the County has a total area of 337.7 km² (130.4 mi²). 334.6 km² (129.2 mi²) of it is land and 3.1 km² (1.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.93% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 5,740 people, 2,211 households, and 1,686 families residing in the County. The population density is 17.2/km² (44.4/mi²). There are 2,515 housing units at an average density of 7.5/km² (19.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the County is 95.84% White, 2.72% African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.51% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. 0.78% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 2,211 households out of which 30.7% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.1% are married couples living together, 7.6% have a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% are non-families. 21.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.1% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.55 and the average family size is 2.95.
In the County the population is spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 26.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.5% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 97.8 males.
The median income for a household in the County is $36,591, and the median income for a family is $41,484. Males have a median income of $31,559 versus $20,987 for females. The per capita income for the County is $19,040. 9.6% of the population and 7.8% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 11.7% are under the age of 18 and 12.1% are 65 or older.