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Encyclopedia > Jackson County, Indiana
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Jackson County is a county located in the state of Indiana. As of 2000, the population is 41,335. The county's county seat is Brownstown, Indiana6.


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,331 km˛ (514 mi˛). 1,319 km˛ (509 mi˛) of it is land and 12 km˛ (4 mi˛) of it is water. The total area is 0.86% water.


Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there are 41,335 people, 16,052 households, and 11,573 families residing in the county. The population density is 31/km˛ (81/mi˛). There are 17,137 housing units at an average density of 13/km˛ (34/mi˛). The racial makeup of the county is 96.13% White, 0.55% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.78% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.54% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 2.69% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.


There are 16,052 households out of which 33.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% are married couples living together, 9.90% have a female householder with no husband present, and 27.90% are non-families. 23.50% of all households are made up of individuals and 10.10% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.54 and the average family size is 2.98.


In the county the population is spread out with 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 22.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.30% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 36 years. For every 100 females there are 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 94.60 males.


The median income for a household in the county is $39,401, and the median income for a family is $45,210. Males have a median income of $31,505 versus $22,301 for females. The per capita income for the county is $18,400. 8.50% of the population and 6.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 9.70% of those under the age of 18 and 9.00% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.


Cities and towns

  • Brownstown
  • Crothersville
  • Medora
  • Seymour
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Jackson County, Indiana, History & Picture Archive (508 words)
Digital images of texts and pictures presenting the history of Jackson County, Indiana, on this Web site are made available through the Jackson County Digital Archive Project for viewersÂ’ enjoyment and study and not for commercial use or reproduction which may be restricted under U.S. and foreign copyright laws.
The Jackson County Digital Archive Project does not own the materials from which the digital collection was produced and therefore cannot give or deny permission relating to use of the materials.
Vallonia, just south of the county seat of Brownstown, is believed to have been an early location for French traders and once was considered as location for the state capital and the county seat.
Welcome to Jay County, Indiana (268 words)
Jay County is bounded on the north by Adams and Wells Counties, on east by Mercer and Darke Counties, Ohio, and on the south by Randolph County and on the west by Delaware and Blackford Counties.
Jay County was created by an act of the Indiana General Assembly of February 7, 1835 and organized by a law of January 30, of the following year, effective March 1st.
On December 5, 1835, it was ordered by the Board of Commissioners “that the County Seat of Jay County be designated and known by the name of Portland,” – by an act of the Indiana Legislature of January 25, 1843, Portland was incorporated as a town.
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