Gloucester Point, Virginia
Gloucester Point is a census-designated place in Gloucester County, United States. The population was 9,402 at the 2010 census, it is home to the College of William & Mary's Virginia Institute of Marine Science, a graduate school for the study of oceanography. Gloucester Point is located in southern Gloucester County at 37°16′12″N 76°29′55″W, on the north side of the York River in southeastern Virginia. To the south across the river on U. S. Route 17 and the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge is Yorktown, site of the conclusion of the American Revolutionary War. From Gloucester Point, US 17 leads south through Yorktown 18 miles to the center of Newport News and north 12 miles to Gloucester Courthouse, the Gloucester County seat. According to the United States Census Bureau, the Gloucester Point CDP has a total area of 16.4 square miles, of which 9.4 square miles are land and 7.0 square miles, or 42.58%, are water, consisting of the tidal York River and its inlets, including Sarah Creek and part of Timberneck Creek.
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,429 people, 3,787 households, 2,715 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,125.2 people per square mile. There were 4,071 housing units at an average density of 485.8/sq mi. The racial makeup of the CDP was 87.18% White, 9.16% African American, 0.47% Native American, 1.27% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.60% from other races, 1.25% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.73% of the population. There were 3,787 households out of which 32.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.7% were married couples living together, 10.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 28.3% were non-families. 22.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.2% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.90. In the CDP, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 7.8% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 25.1% from 45 to 64, 11.8% who were 65 years of age or older.
The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males. The median income for a household in the CDP was $45,536, the median income for a family was $52,888. Males had a median income of $35,855 versus $26,306 for females; the per capita income for the CDP was $20,536. About 8.6% of families and 8.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.5% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over
Gloucester River, a perennial river and major tributary of the Manning River catchment, is located in the Mid North Coast hinterland New South Wales, Australia. Gloucester River rises within Gloucester Tops, on the eastern slopes of the Great Dividing Range, south east of Gloucester, flows east northeast, joined by six tributaries including the Avon and Bowman rivers, before reaching its confluence with the Manning River, west of Wingham; the river descends 1,150 metres over its 102 kilometres course. The headwaters of the river originate in the World Heritage Barrington Tops region, flowing through the Barrington Tops National Park comprising Antarctic Beech and Southern Sassafras high altitude rainforest. In the middle and lower reaches, the river flows through subtropical rainforest that includes Red Cedar and Rosewood trees. Rivers of New South Wales List of rivers in New South Wales List of rivers of Australia "Manning River catchments". Office of Environment and Heritage. Government of New South Wales.
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Gloucester City, New Jersey
Gloucester City is a city in Camden County, New Jersey, United States. As of the 2010 United States Census, the city's population was 11,456, reflecting a decline of 28 from the 11,484 counted in the 2000 Census, which had in turn declined by 1,165 from the 12,649 counted in the 1990 Census, it is located directly across the Port of Philadelphia. Gloucester City was incorporated by an act of the New Jersey Legislature on February 25, 1868, from the remaining portions of Union Township, dissolved. Additional territory was annexed in 1925 in 1927 from Haddon Township; the city's name derives from England. Gloucester City is known for its Irish American population, ninth-highest in the United States by percentage in the 2000 Census; the name Fort Nassau was used by the Dutch in the 17th century for several fortifications trading stations, named for the House of Orange-Nassau. The one built in the 1620s at today's Gloucester City was for trade in beaver pelts, with the indigenous population of Susquehannock and Lenape.
The region along the Delaware River and its bay was called the Zuyd Rivier and marked the southern flank of the province of New Netherland. From 1638-1655 the area was part of New Sweden, established by Peter Minuit, Director of New Netherland, was responsible for the famous purchase of the island of Manhattan; the location was disadvantageous since the richest fur-trapping area was on the west side of the river, where Swedish could intercept trade with the natives. In 1651, Peter Stuyvesant, director-general of New Netherland, dismantled the structure and relocated to a position on the other side of the river, in part to menace the Swedish, calling it Fort Casimir. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city had a total area of 2.782 square miles, including 2.320 square miles of land and 0.462 square miles of water. Unincorporated communities and place names located or within the city include Cloversdale, Gloucester Heights, Highland Park and Newbold; the city borders Bellmawr, Camden, Haddon Township, Mount Ephraim.
Gloucester City borders Westville in Gloucester County and the city of Philadelphia in Pennsylvania, across the Delaware River. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 11,456 people, 4,248 households, 2,803.680 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,937.8 per square mile. There were 4,712 housing units at an average density of 2,031.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 90.52% White, 3.07% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.68% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.82% from other races, 1.76% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.70% of the population. There were 4,248 households out of which 29.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 15.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.0% were non-families. 27.4% of all households were made up of individuals, 12.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.31.
In the city, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 26.4% from 25 to 44, 26.9% from 45 to 64, 12.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.7 years. For every 100 females there were 97.0 males. For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 94.4 males. The Census Bureau's 2006-2010 American Community Survey showed that median household income was $52,222 and the median family income was $58,825. Males had a median income of $49,032 versus $36,560 for females; the per capita income for the city was $22,718. About 12.2% of families and 14.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.2% of those under age 18 and 8.8% of those age 65 or over. As of the 2000 United States Census there were 11,484 people, 4,213 households, 2,839 families residing in the city; the population density was 5,213.7 people per square mile. There were 4,604 housing units at an average density of 2,090.2 per square mile. The racial makeup of the city was 97.14% White, 0.69% African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.68% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.64% from other races, 0.64% from two or more races.
Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.88% of the population. As of the 2000 Census, 34.2% of Gloucester City residents were of Irish ancestry, the ninth-highest percentage of any municipality in the United States, third-highest in New Jersey, among all places with more than 1,000 residents identifying their ancestry. There were 4,213 households out of which 32.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.8% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 32.6% were non-families. 27.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.32. In the city the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, 13.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,855, the median income for a family was $46,038. Males had a media
Gloucester is a city on Cape Ann in Essex County, Massachusetts, in the United States. It is part of Massachusetts' North Shore; the population was 28,789 at the 2010 U. S. Census. An important center of the fishing industry and a popular summer destination, Gloucester consists of an urban core on the north side of the harbor and the outlying neighborhoods of Annisquam, Bay View, Folly Cove, Riverdale, East Gloucester, West Gloucester; the boundaries of Gloucester included the town of Rockport, in an area dubbed "Sandy Bay". That village separated formally on February 27, 1840. In 1873, Gloucester was reincorporated as a city. Gloucester was founded at Cape Ann by an expedition called the "Dorchester Company" of men from Dorchester chartered by James I in 1623, it was one of the first English settlements in what would become the Massachusetts Bay Colony, predates both Salem in 1626 and Boston in 1630. The first company of pioneers made landing at Half Moon Beach and settled nearby, setting up fishing stages in a field in what is now Stage Fort Park.
This settlement's existence is proclaimed today by a memorial tablet, affixed to a 50-foot boulder in that park. Life in this first settlement was harsh and it was short-lived. Around 1626 the place was abandoned, the people removed themselves to Naumkeag, where more fertile soil for planting was to be found; the meetinghouse was disassembled and relocated to the new place of settlement. At some point in the following years – though no record exists – the area was resettled; the town was formally incorporated in 1642. It is at this time that the name "Gloucester" first appears on tax rolls, although in various spellings; the town took its name from the city of Gloucester in South-West England from where many of its new occupants originated but more because Gloucester, was a Parliamentarian stronghold defended with the aid of the Earl of Essex against the King in the Siege of Gloucester of 1643. This new permanent settlement focused on the Town Green area, an inlet in the marshes at a bend in the Annisquam River.
This area is now the site of Grant Circle, a large traffic rotary at which Massachusetts Route 128 mingles with a major city street. Here the first permanent settlers built a meeting house and therefore focused the nexus of their settlement on the "Island" for nearly 100 years. Unlike other early coastal towns in New England, development in Gloucester was not focused around the harbor as it is today, rather it was inland that people settled first; this is evidenced by the placement of the Town Green nearly two miles from the harbor-front. The Town Green is where the settlers built the first school. By Massachusetts Bay Colony Law, any town boasting 100 families or more had to provide a public schoolhouse; this requirement was met with Thomas Riggs standing as the town's first schoolmaster. The White-Ellery House was erected in 1710 upon the Town Green, it was built at the edge of a marsh for Gloucester’s first settled minister, the Reverend John White. Early industry included logging; because of the poor soil and rocky hills, Cape Ann was not well suited for farming on a large scale.
Small family farms and livestock provided the bulk of the sustenance to the population. Fishing, for which the town is known today, was limited to close-to-shore, with families subsisting on small catches as opposed to the great bounties yielded in years; the fisherman of Gloucester did not command the Grand Banks until the mid-18th century. Historian Christine Heyrman, examining the town's society between 1690 and 1750, finds that at the beginning community sensibility was weak in a town, a loose agglomeration of individuals. Commerce and capitalism transformed the society, making it much more knit with extended families interlocking in business relationships. Early Gloucestermen cleared great swaths of the forest of Cape Ann for farm and pasture land, using the timber to build structures as far away as Boston; the rocky moors of Gloucester remained clear for two centuries until the forest reclaimed the land in the 20th century. The inland part of the island became known as the "Commons", the "Common Village", or "Dogtown".
Here small dwellings lay scattered amongst the boulders and swamps, along roads that meandered through the hills. These dwellings were at times little more than shanties. Despite their size, several generations of families were raised in such houses. One feature of the construction of these houses was that under one side of the floor was dug a cellar hole, supported by a foundation of laid-stone; these cellar holes are still visible today along the trails throughout the inland part of Gloucester. The town grew, colonists lived on the opposite side of the Annisquam River. This, in a time of mandated church attendance, was a long way to walk – or row – on a Sunday morning. In 1718 the settlers on the opposite shore of the river split off from the First Parish community at the Green and formed "Second Parish". While still part of the town of Gloucester, the people of Second, or "West", Parish now constructed their own meetinghouse and designated their own place of burial, both of which were in the hills near the marshes behind Wingaersheek Beach.
The meetinghouse is gone now, but deep in the woods on the Second Parish Road, Old Thompson road, one can still find the stone foundation and memorial altar, as well as scattered stones of the abandoned burial ground. Other parts of town followed suit. T
Gloucester County, Virginia
Gloucester County is a county in the Commonwealth of Virginia. As of the 2010 census, the population was 36,858, its county seat is Gloucester Courthouse. The county was founded in 1651 in the Virginia Colony and is named for Henry Stuart, Duke of Gloucester. Gloucester County is included in the Virginia Beach–Norfolk–Newport News, VA–NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. Located at the east end of the lower part of the Middle Peninsula, it is bordered on the south by the York River and the lower Chesapeake Bay on the east; the waterways shaped its development. Gloucester County is about 75 miles east of Richmond. Werowocomoco, capital of the large and powerful Powhatan Confederacy, was located on this part of the peninsula. In 2003 archeologists established that dense village had been located at this site from AD 1200 to the early 17th century; the county was developed by colonists for tobacco plantations, based on the labor of enslaved Africans imported in the slave trade. Tobacco was one of the first commodity crops but fishing developed as an important industry.
The county was home to numerous planters who were among the First Families of Virginia and leaders before the American Revolutionary War. Thomas Jefferson wrote early works for Virginia and colonial independence while staying at Rosewell Plantation, home of John Page. Gloucester County is rich in farmland, its fishing industry is important to the state as well. It has a retail center located around the main street area of the county seat. Gloucester County and adjacent York County are linked by the George P. Coleman Memorial Bridge, a toll facility across the York River carrying U. S. Route 17 to the Virginia Peninsula area. Gloucester County is self-nicknamed the "Daffodil Capital of the World"; this area was inhabited for thousands of years by successive cultures of hunter-gatherer Indian peoples. An important village site known as Werowocomoco was occupied by c. AD 1200 by the Algonquian-speaking peoples of the numerous emerging tribes in the area. Before the late 16th century, the Powhatan Confederacy had been formed.
It was made up of an estimated 30 tribes in the coastal region, who spoke distinct but related languages, was led by a paramount chief, known as the Powhatan. The Powhatan Confederacy was estimated to total 12,000 to 15,000 people across the coastal region of present-day Virginia. Werowocomoco was the stronghold and capital of this confederacy, located on the north side of the York River in what is now Gloucester; this complex, stratified society had developed in part due to the cultivation and processing by women of varieties of maize and squash. With these crops, the women produced a surplus that, together with the game and fish collected by the men, supported a dense population in a number of settlements; the people gathered nuts and other foods of the region. Around 1570, Spanish Jesuits attempted to establish what was known as the Ajacan Mission on the south shore of the York River across from Gloucester, they were killed by natives led by a Christian convert named Don Luis, affiliated with a village known as Chiskiack When English settlers founded Jamestown in 1607 on the James River to the north, they soon came into conflict with local Indians.
The newcomers competed for land and other resources in the Powhatan territory, the two cultures did not understand each other's concepts of property in land use. In late 1607, John Smith was captured and taken to Chief Powhatan at Werowocomoco, his eastern capital. According to legend, Powhatan's daughter Pocahontas saved John Smith from being executed by the natives. Smith was accompanied by other Englishmen when he returned in a visit to the Powhatan at Werowocomoco. After the Powhatan moved his capital to a safer, inland location and abandoned the village around 1609, knowledge of this site was lost. Researchers tried to identify it by Smith's historic writings; the current site of West Point seemed to offer a clue to its location. Based upon his description, at one time scholars thought the former capital was located near Wicomico, about 25 miles southeast of present-day West Point. Smith noted that Jamestown was 12 miles from Werowocomoco "as the crow flies." Using that measure, the site near Wicomico is about 12 miles from Jamestown.
In 1977, archeologist Daniel Mouer of Virginia Commonwealth University identified a site on Purtan Bay as the possible location of Werowocomoco. He was able to collect artifacts from the surface of plowed fields and along the beach, but the landowner did not want any excavation. Mouer found fragments of Indian ceramics dating to the Late Woodland Period, determined that the area was the possible site of Werowocomoco. More than 20 years a different landowner authorized archaeological excavation on the property. Between March 2002 and April 2003, the Werowocomoco Research Group conducted excavations and analysis at the Werowocomoco site; the research group is a collaborative effort of the College of William and Mary, the Virginia Department of Historic Resources, Virginia tribes descended from the Powhatan Confed
Gloucestershire is a county in South West England. The county comprises part of the Cotswold Hills, part of the flat fertile valley of the River Severn, the entire Forest of Dean; the county town is the city of Gloucester, other principal towns include Cheltenham, Tewkesbury and Dursley. Gloucestershire borders Herefordshire to the north west, Wiltshire to the south and Somerset to the south west, Worcestershire to the north, Oxfordshire to the east, Warwickshire to the north east, the Welsh county of Monmouthshire to the west. Gloucestershire is a historic county mentioned in the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle in the 10th century, though the areas of Winchcombe and the Forest of Dean were not added until the late 11th century. Gloucestershire included Bristol a small town; the local rural community moved to the port city, Bristol's population growth accelerated during the industrial revolution. Bristol became a county in its own right, separate from Gloucestershire and Somerset in 1373, it became part of the administrative County of Avon from 1974 to 1996.
Upon the abolition of Avon in 1996, the region north of Bristol became a unitary authority area of South Gloucestershire and is now part of the ceremonial county of Gloucestershire. The official former postal county abbreviation was "Glos.", rather than the used but erroneous "Gloucs." or "Glouc". In July 2007, Gloucestershire suffered the worst flooding in recorded British history, with tens of thousands of residents affected; the RAF conducted the largest peacetime domestic operation in its history to rescue over 120 residents from flood affected areas. The damage was estimated at over £2 billion. Gloucestershire has three main landscape areas, a large part of the Cotswolds, the Royal Forest of Dean and the Severn Vale; the Cotswolds take up a large portion of the east and south of the county, The Forest of Dean taking up the west, with the Severn and its valley running between these features. The Daffodil Way in the Leadon Valley, on the border of Gloucestershire and Herefordshire surrounding the village of Dymock, is known for its many spring flowers and woodland, which attracts many walkers.
This is a chart of trend of regional gross value added of Gloucestershire at current basic prices published by Office for National Statistics with figures in millions of British Pounds Sterling. The following is a chart of Gloucestershire's gross value added total in thousands of British Pounds Sterling from 1997-2009 based upon the Office for National Statistics figures The 2009 estimation of £11,452 million GVA can be compared to the South West regional average of £7,927 million. Gloucestershire has comprehensive schools with seven selective schools. There are 42 state secondary schools, not including sixth form colleges, 12 independent schools, including the renowned Cheltenham Ladies' College, Cheltenham College and Dean Close School. All but about two schools in each district have a sixth form, but the Forest of Dean only has two schools with sixth forms. All schools in South Gloucestershire have sixth forms. Gloucestershire has two universities, the University of Gloucestershire and the Royal Agricultural University, four higher and further education colleges, Gloucestershire College, Cirencester College, South Gloucestershire and Stroud College and the Royal Forest of Dean College.
Each has campuses at multiple locations throughout the county. The University of the West of England has three locations in Gloucestershire. Gloucestershire has one city and 33 towns: Gloucester The towns in Gloucestershire are: Town in Monmouthshire with suburbs in Gloucestershire: Chepstow The county has two green belt areas, the first covers the southern area in the South Gloucestershire district, to protect outlying villages and towns between Thornbury and Chipping Sodbury from the urban sprawl of the Bristol conurbation; the second belt lies around Gloucester and Bishop's Cleeve, to afford those areas and villages in between a protection from urban sprawl and further convergence. Both belts intersect with the boundaries of the Cotswolds AONB. There are a variety of religious buildings across the county, notably the cathedral of Gloucester, the abbey church of Tewkesbury, the church of Cirencester. Of the abbey of Hailes near Winchcombe, founded by Richard, Earl of Cornwall, in 1246, little more than the foundations are left, but these have been excavated and fragments have been brought to light.
Most of the old market towns have parish churches. At Deerhurst near Tewkesbury and Bishop's Cleeve near Cheltenham, there are churches of special interest on account of the pre-Norman work they retain. There is a Perpendicular church in Lechlade, that at Fairford was built, according to tradition, to contain a series of stained-glass windows which are said to have been brought from the Netherlands; these are, adjudged to be of English workmanship. Other notable buildings include Calcot Barn in a relic of Kingswood Abbey. Thornbury Castle is a Tudor country house, the pretensio
Gloucester County, New Jersey
Gloucester County is a county located in the U. S. state of New Jersey. As of the 2017 Census estimate, the county's population was 292,206, making it the state's 14th-most populous county, an increase of 1.4% from the 2010 United States Census, when its population was enumerated at 288,288, in turn an increase of 33,615 from the 254,673 counted in the 2000 U. S. Census; the percentage increase in the county's population between 2000 and 2010 was the largest in New Jersey triple the statewide increase of 4.5%, the absolute increase in residents was the third highest. Its county seat is Woodbury. Gloucester County is located south of northwest of Atlantic City, it is part of the Camden, New Jersey Metropolitan Division of the Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington Metropolitan Statistical Area as well as the Delaware Valley Combined Statistical Area. According to the 2010 Census, the county had a total area of 337.18 square miles, including 322.00 square miles of land and 15.17 square miles of water. Gloucester County is composed of low-lying rivers and coastal plains.
The highest elevation in the county is a slight rise along County Route 654 southeast of Cross Keys that reaches 180 feet above sea level. Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania – north Camden County, New Jersey – northeast Atlantic County, New Jersey – southeast Cumberland County, New Jersey – south Salem County, New Jersey – southwest New Castle County, Delaware – west Delaware County, Pennsylvania – northwest Great Egg Harbor Scenic and Recreational River Swedesboro and Bridgeport were among the earliest European settlements in New Jersey as a part of the 17th century New Sweden colony. Gloucester dates back to May 26, 1686, when courts were established separate from those of Burlington, it was formed and its boundaries defined as part of West Jersey on May 17, 1694. Portions of Gloucester County were set off on February 7, 1837, to create Atlantic County, on March 13, 1844 to create Camden County; the county was named for the city of Gloucester / county of Gloucestershire in England. Woodbury, founded in 1683 by Henry Wood, is the oldest municipality in the county.
The municipality of National Park hosts the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Red Bank where Fort Mercer once stood. It is now the site of Red Bank Battlefield Park and the remains of HMS Augusta laid there until they were moved and subsequently re-sunk in Gloucester City on their way to Philadelphia. During the colonial era, Gloucester County's main economic activity was agriculture. Woodbury was the site of the county courthouse, the county jail, a Quaker meeting house, an inn; because of the county's many creeks leading to the Delaware River and the Atlantic Ocean, smuggling was common. In 2014, the county heroin death rate was 17.3 deaths per 100,000 people, the fourth-highest rate in New Jersey nearly seven times the national average. The Gloucester County Historical Society, founded in 1903, maintains a collection of materials and artifacts related to the history of South Jersey; the Hunter-Lawrence-Jessup House Museum, in Woodbury, displays many of these artifacts. As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 288,288 people, 104,271 households, 75,805.017 families residing in the county.
The population density was 895.3 per square mile. There were 109,796 housing units at an average density of 341 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 83.56% White, 10.06% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 2.64% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 1.41% from other races, 2.13% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.76% of the population. There were 104,271 households out of which 33.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 27.3% were non-families. 22% of all households were made up of individuals, 8.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.2. In the county, the population was spread out with 24.4% under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 25.6% from 25 to 44, 28.3% from 45 to 64, 12.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38.7 years. For every 100 females there were 94.4 males.
For every 100 females ages 18 and older there were 91.1 males. As of the 2000 United States Census there were 254,673 people, 90,717 households, 67,221 families residing in the county; the population density was 784 people per square mile. There were 95,054 housing units at an average density of 293 per square mile; the racial makeup of the county was 87.07% White, 9.06% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.49% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.85% from other races, 1.30% from two or more races. 2.58% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Among those residents listing their ancestry, 26.9% were of Italian, 24.4% Irish, 22.9% German and 11.5% English ancestry according to Census 2000. There were 90,717 households out of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.9% were non-families. 25.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 23.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.22. In the county, the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 30.40% from 25