Below are the latest demographics on record for Scott County. Please feel free to call the SCDC office for more current information.

“As of the census of 2010, there were 4,936 people, 2,172 households, and 1,435 families residing in the county.  The population density was 6.9 people per square mile (3/km2).  There were 2,291 housing units at an average density of 3.2 per square mile (1/km2).  The racial makeup of the county was 82.00% White, 0.40% Black or African-American, 0.6% Native American, 0.5% Asian, and 1.2% from two or more races.  15.3% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race”.

“There were 2,172 households out of which 33.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.00% were married couples living together, 6.7% has a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families.  27.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older.  The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 3.01.”

“In the county, the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18; 4.50% from 18 to 24; 25.60% from 25 to 44; 28.40% from 45 to 64; and 15.70% who were 65 years of age or older.  The median age was 39 years.  For every 100 females, there were 97.10 males.  For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males.”

“The median income for a household in the county was $45,882, and the median income for a family was $50,549.  Males had a median income of $32,166 versus $20,221 for females.  The per capita income for the county was $31,889.  About 2.70% of families and 8.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.00% of those under age 18 and 8.10% of those age 65 or over.” (Wikipedia, 2009 updated with 2010 U S Census data where available)

Cost of Living Index:  78.9 (low, US average is 100)

Population density:  6.9 (very low)

Type of workers:

Private wage or salary 73%
Government 14%
Self-employed, not incorporated 13%
Unpaid family work 1%


Crime Index:  Very low