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Encyclopedia > Blackford County, Indiana

Blackford County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population is 14,048. The county's county seat is Hartford City, Indiana6. Image File history File links Public domain map courtesy of The General Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin, modified to show counties. ... Originally, a county was the land under the jurisdiction of a count (in Great Britain, an earl, though the original earldoms covered larger areas) by reason of that office. ... A U.S. state is any one of the 50 states (four of which officially favor the term commonwealth) which, together with the District of Columbia, form the United States of America. ... State nickname: The Hoosier State Other U.S. States Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Official languages English Area 94,321 km² (38th)  - Land 92,897 km²  - Water 1,424 km² (1. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... A county seat, in the United States, is a town which forms the seat of government of a county. ... Hartford City from the air, looking northeast. ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ...

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Geography

Hartford City from the west.
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Hartford City from the west.

Main article: Geography of Blackford County Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1980 KB) Hartford City, Indiana from the air, looking northeast. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (2560x1920, 1980 KB) Hartford City, Indiana from the air, looking northeast. ...


Geographical features

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 428 km² (165 mi²). 428 km² (165 mi²) of it is land and 1 km² (0 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.19% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile (symbol sq. ...


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 14,048 people, 5,690 households, and 4,028 families residing in the county. The population density is 33/km² (85/mi²). There are 6,155 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (37/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 98.40% White, 0.12% Black or African American, 0.32% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of Wikipedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... This article is about the year 2000. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There are 5,690 households out of which 30.80% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% are married couples living together, 10.00% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.20% are non-families. 25.90% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 2.91. Marriage is a relationship and bond between individuals (termed spouses -- a male spouse is a husband and a female spouse, a wife) that plays a key role in the definition of many families. ...


In the county the population is spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 38 years. For every 100 females there are 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 92.80 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $34,760, and the median income for a family is $41,758. Males have a median income of $30,172 versus $21,386 for females. The per capita income for the county is $16,543. 8.70% of the population and 6.00% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 12.30% of those under the age of 18 and 8.60% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the number of people. ... The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Cities and towns

Dunkirk is a city located in Blackford County, Indiana. ... Hartford City from the air, looking northeast. ... Montpelier is a city located in Blackford County, Indiana. ... Shamrock Lakes is a town located in Blackford County, Indiana. ...

Education

School districts

  • Blackford County Schools
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