As of the census of 2000, there were 750,963 people, 283,927 households, and 192,502 families residing in the county.
The racial makeup of the county was 89.61% White, 2.73% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 2.62% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 2.93% from other races, and 1.82% from two or more races. 6.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 15.9% were of Irish, 12.3% Italian, 11.7% French, 8.0% French Canadian, 8.0% English, 5.6% Polish and 5.0% American ancestry according to Census 2000. 85.1% spoke English, 6.1% Spanish and 1.9% French as their first language.
The median income for a household in the county was $47,874, and the median income for a family was $58,394. Males had a median income of $42,261 versus $30,516 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,983. About 6.80% of families and 9.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 11.30% of those under age 18 and 9.50% of those age 65 or over.
Bernard Madoffâ€™s son Mark was found dead in the living room of his SoHo apartment this morning â€” hanging from a black dog leash on the two-year anniversary of his fatherâ€™s stunning downfall, officials said.
Officers were called to 158 Mercer St. at 7:28 a.m. after Markâ€™s father-in-law reported the grisly find â€” the 46-year-old Madoff hanging fully clothed from a pipe in the apartment ceiling, police said.
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