According to the census2 of 2000, there were 36,210 people,
10,850 households, and 8,137 families residing in the county. The population
density was 12/km² (31/mi²). There were 12,294 housing units at an
average density of 4/km² (11/mi²). The racial makeup of the county
was 66.08% White, 14.75% Black or African American, 0.80% Native American, 0.45%
Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 14.67% from other races, and 3.22% from two or
more races. 39.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
The median income for a household in the county was $33,592,
and the median income for a family was $34,902. Males had a median income of
$25,896 versus $20,070 for females. The per capita income for the county was
$13,663. 24.10% of the population and 16.90% of families were below the poverty
line. 29.90% of those under the age of 18 and 15.00% of those 65 and older were
living below the poverty line.
Neighboring areas include the following: Glades
County, Palm Beach County,
Broward County, Collier
County, Lee County, and Charlotte
County. The cities and towns of Hendry County are Clewiston, Harlem, LaBelle,
Port LaBelle, and Felda.