Demographics of Osceola County

At the 2000­census,[7]­there were 23,197 people, 8,861 households and 6,415 families residing in the county. The­population density was 41 per square mile (16/km²). There were 12,853 housing units at an average density of 23 per square­mile (9/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.51%­White, 0.35%­Black or­African American, 0.50%­Native American, 0.22%­Asian, 0.02%­Pacific Islander, 0.20% from­other races, and 1.21% from two or more races. 0.99% of the population were­Hispanic or­Latino of any race. 26.0% were of­German, 11.9%­English, 11.0%­American, 8.8%­Irish, 6.5%­Dutch and 5.2%­Polish ancestry according to­Census 2000. 96.8% spoke­English, 1.1%­Germanand 1.0%­Spanish as their first language.

There were 8,861 households of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were­married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.01.

27.10% of the population were under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.50% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 14.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.70 males.

The­median household income was $34,102 and the median family income was $39,205. Males had a median income of $29,837 compared with $22,278 for females. The­per capita income for the county was $15,632. About 9.50% of families and 12.70% of the population were below the­poverty line, including 15.90% of those under age 18 and 10.30% of those age 65 or over.

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