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Indiana

INDIANA UNITED STATES
Population (2000) 6,080,485 281,421,906
Land area (in square miles) 35,867 3,537,441
Population density (2000)
(persons per square mile)
169.5 79.6
Number of counties (2000) 92 3,066/3,0821
Number of local health departments (2000) 94 2,9302
Median age (2000) 35.2 35.3
Percentage of population male/female (2000) 49.0%/51.0% 49.1%/50.9%
POPULATION
    age 65 years (2000) 752,831 (12.4%) 34,991,753 (12.4%)
          male 303,797 (5.0%) 14,409,625 (5.1%)
          female 449,034 (7.4%) 20,582,128 (7.3%)
    age 85 years (2000) 91,558 (1.5%) 4,239,587 (1.5%)
PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION
    below poverty level (1997) 9.9% 13.3%
Percentage of school-aged children
(under age 18) below poverty level (1997)
14.8% 19.9%
Households headed by single women,
no husband present (2000)
259,372 (11.1%) 12,900,103 (12.2%)
Median household income (1997) $37,909 $37,005
Median earnings for women (2000) $17,763 $18,996
Women-owned businesses (1992) 125,411 5,888,883
Incarcerated women (1990) 681 44,065
Incarcerated women (1999) 1,222 90,668
Incarceration rate (1999)3 40 59

Source: Most data are from the U.S. Census Bureau: State and County Quick Facts (http://www.census.gov); Spanish-language tables are available on-line. Prison data are from Allen J. Beck, “Prisoners in 1999,” Bureau of Justice Statistics Bulletin, U.S. Department of Justice, August 2000, table 9 (www.ojp.usdoj.gov/bsj/).

Notes:
1.  3,066 counties according to the National Association of Counties (NACo); 3,082 counties according to the U.S. Census
     Bureau, which includes independent cities and consolidated cities and counties in its total.
2.  Approximate number according to the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO).
3.  The number of female prisoners with sentences of more than 1 year per 100,000 residents.