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Geography\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,527 km² (976 mi²). 2,515 km² (971 mi²) of it is land and 12 km² (5 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.49% water.
Demographics\nAs of the census2 of 2000, there are 57,418 people, 24,162 households, and 15,729 families residing in the county. The population density is 23/km² (59/mi²). There are 31,621 housing units at an average density of 13/km² (33/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.72% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.63% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 24,162 households out of which 29.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.70% are married couples living together, 9.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 34.90% are non-families. 28.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.10% 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 2.86.
In the county, the population is spread out with 23.30% under the age of 18, 5.90% from 18 to 24, 27.30% from 25 to 44, 27.60% from 45 to 64, and 15.80% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county is $40,688, and the median income for a family is $49,002. Males have a median income of $32,648 versus $25,696 for females. The per capita income for the county is $22,369. 7.70% of the population and 5.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 7.50% are under the age of 18 and 7.60% are 65 or older.
Cities and towns
* Villages are census divisions, but have no separate corporate existence from the towns they are in.