Housing, Education, and Poverty:
According to the 2000 Census, there were 34,350 housing units of which 24,525 were considered single detached dwellings. The median value of an owner-occupied single detached dwelling was $57,600 in 2000. Over 55% of the housing stock was
constructed after 1970.
The 2000 Census shows that 34.8% of the County’s population who were 25 years and older graduated from high school, 24.4% obtained an Associate Degree or attended some college, 10.8% obtained a Bachelor’s Degree, and another 4.9% obtained a graduate or professional degree.
According to the 2000 Census in 1999, 16.0% of the families in the County live at or below the poverty and 20% of the individuals in the County live at or below the poverty line.