Bartholomew County is located in south-central Indiana. The County Seat is Columbus and the largest city is Columbus. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.bartholomew.in.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 80,217 and the 2010 census population was 76,786. The land area is 406.91 square miles and there are 188.7 persons per square mile.
90.6% of the population is White, 2.3% is Black or African American, 6.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 5% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 89.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 26.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $134,900, there are 30,041 households, an average of 2.56 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,359, the median household income is $54,165, and 12.2% of the persons in Bartholomew County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 5,856. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,075,239, and sales per capita were $14,399. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0.8%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.8%.
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