|Switzerland County, Indiana|
Location in the state of Indiana
Indiana's location in the U.S.
224 sq mi (579 km²)
221 sq mi (573 km²)
2 sq mi (6 km²), 1.05%
41/sq mi (16/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Adjacent counties Edit
- Ohio County (north)
- Gallatin County (east)
- Carroll County (south)
- Jefferson County (west)
- Ripley County (northwest)
Switzerland County was formed in 1814. It was named for the home country of many of the early settlers, Switzerland.
| Switzerland County|
Population by year
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,065 people, 3,435 households, and 2,538 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (41/sq mi). There were 4,226 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.78% White, 0.23% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. 0.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 37.2% were of American, 23.1% German, 11.6% Irish and 8.1% English ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 3,435 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.10% were non-families. 21.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 12.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 101.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $37,092, and the median income for a family was $41,395. Males had a median income of $30,197 versus $21,324 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,466. About 10.60% of families and 13.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.40% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns Edit
- Forstall, Richard L. (editor) (1996). Population of states and counties of the United States: 1790 to 1990 : from the twenty-one decennial censuses. United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census, Population Division. ISBN 0-934213-48-8.
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