Anderson County, Kentucky

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Anderson County, Kentucky
Anderson County courthouse.jpg
Anderson County courthouse in Lawrenceburg, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Anderson County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1827
Named for Richard Clough Anderson, Jr.
Seat Lawrenceburg
Largest city Lawrenceburg
Area
 • Total 204.28 sq mi (529 km2)
 • Land 202.67 sq mi (525 km2)
 • Water 1.61 sq mi (4 km2), 0.79%
Population
 • (2010) 21,421
 • Density 93/sq mi (36/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.kyhometown.com
/lawrenceburg

Anderson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1827. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,421.[1] Its county seat is Lawrenceburg[2]. The county is named for Richard Clough Anderson, Jr., a Kentucky legislator, U.S. Congressman and minister to Colombia.[3]

Anderson County is part of the Frankfort Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 204.28 square miles (529.1 km2), of which 202.67 square miles (524.9 km2) (or 99.21%) is land and 1.61 square miles (4.2 km2) (or 0.79%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

History[edit]

Anderson County was established in 1827 from land given by Franklin, Mercer, and Washington counties.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 4,520
1840 5,452 20.6%
1850 6,260 14.8%
1860 7,404 18.3%
1870 5,449 −26.4%
1880 9,361 71.8%
1890 10,610 13.3%
1900 10,051 −5.3%
1910 10,146 0.9%
1920 9,982 −1.6%
1930 8,494 −14.9%
1940 8,936 5.2%
1950 8,984 0.5%
1960 8,618 −4.1%
1970 9,358 8.6%
1980 12,567 34.3%
1990 14,571 15.9%
2000 19,111 31.2%
2010 21,421 12.1%
Est. 2012 21,728 1.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[7]

At the 2000 census[8], there were 19,111 people, 7,320 households and 5,526 families residing in the county. The population density was 94 per square mile (36/km²). There were 7,752 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.53% White, 2.35% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,320 households of which 37.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.80% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.50% were non-families. 20.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.99.

Age distribution was 26.60% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 32.40% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.

The median household income was $45,433, and the median family income was $50,837. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $25,053 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,621. About 4.80% of families and 7.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.70% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. p. 34. 
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ Hogan, Roseann Reinemuth (1992). Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research. Ancestry Publishing. p. 187. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

Coordinates: 38°00′N 84°59′W / 38.00°N 84.99°W / 38.00; -84.99