Carroll County, Kentucky

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Carroll County, Kentucky
Carroll county kentucky courthouse.jpg
Carroll County Courthouse in Carrollton, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Carroll County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1838
Named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton
Seat Carrollton
Largest city Carrollton
Area
 • Total 137.27 sq mi (356 km2)
 • Land 130.09 sq mi (337 km2)
 • Water 7.18 sq mi (11.55 km2), 5.23
Population
 • (2010) 10,811
 • Density 78/sq mi (30/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.carrollcountyky.com

Carroll County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky and located at the confluence of the Kentucky and Ohio rivers. As of the 2010 census, the population was 10,811.[1] Its county seat is Carrollton, Kentucky[2]. The county was formed in 1838 and named for Charles Carroll of Carrollton, the last living signer of the Declaration of Independence.[3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 137.27 square miles (355.5 km2), of which 130.09 square miles (336.9 km2) (or 94.77%) is land and 7.18 square miles (18.6 km2) (or 5.23%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 3,966
1850 5,526 39.3%
1860 6,578 19.0%
1870 6,189 −5.9%
1880 8,953 44.7%
1890 9,266 3.5%
1900 9,825 6.0%
1910 8,110 −17.5%
1920 8,346 2.9%
1930 8,155 −2.3%
1940 8,657 6.2%
1950 8,517 −1.6%
1960 7,978 −6.3%
1970 8,523 6.8%
1980 9,270 8.8%
1990 9,292 0.2%
2000 10,155 9.3%
2010 10,811 6.5%
Est. 2012 10,900 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 10,155 people, 3,940 households, and 2,722 families residing in the county. The population density was 78 per square mile (30 /km2). There were 4,439 housing units at an average density of 34 per square mile (13 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.16% White, 1.94% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 1.42% from other races, and 1.04% from two or more races. 3.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,940 households out of which 33.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.40% were married couples living together, 11.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.90% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 29.90% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,925, and the median income for a family was $44,037. Males had a median income of $33,588 versus $20,974 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,057. About 10.40% of families and 14.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.80% of those under age 18 and 21.60% 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 6, 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. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 38°40′N 85°08′W / 38.67°N 85.13°W / 38.67; -85.13