Fleming County, Kentucky

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Fleming County, Kentucky
Fleming County, Kentucky courthouse 2.jpg
Fleming County courthouse in Flemingsburg, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Fleming County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1798
Named for John Fleming (1735–1791), early settler of Kentucky
Seat Flemingsburg
Largest city Flemingsburg
Area
 • Total 351.47 sq mi (910 km2)
 • Land 350.84 sq mi (909 km2)
 • Water 0.62 sq mi (2 km2), 0.18%
Population
 • (2010) 14,348
 • Density 39/sq mi (15/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.flemingkychamber.com

Fleming County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,348.[1] Its county seat is Flemingsburg.[2] The county was formed in 1798 and named for Colonel John Fleming, an Indian fighter and early settler.[3][4] It's a prohibition or dry county.

In 1998, the Kentucky General Assembly designated Fleming County as the Covered Bridge Capital of Kentucky.[5]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 351.47 square miles (910.3 km2) or 224,940.8 acres, of which 350.84 square miles (908.7 km2) (or 99.82%) is land and 0.62 square miles (1.6 km2) (or 0.18%) is water.[6]

Adjacent counties[edit]

History[edit]

Fleming County was established in 1798 from land given by Mason County.[7] The first courthouse, possibly built of logs, was replaced in 1830 and again in 1952.[8]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 5,016
1810 8,947 78.4%
1820 12,186 36.2%
1830 13,499 10.8%
1840 13,268 −1.7%
1850 13,914 4.9%
1860 12,489 −10.2%
1870 13,398 7.3%
1880 15,221 13.6%
1890 16,078 5.6%
1900 17,074 6.2%
1910 16,066 −5.9%
1920 15,614 −2.8%
1930 12,931 −17.2%
1940 13,327 3.1%
1950 11,962 −10.2%
1960 10,890 −9.0%
1970 11,366 4.4%
1980 12,323 8.4%
1990 12,292 −0.3%
2000 13,792 12.2%
2010 14,348 4.0%
Est. 2012 14,560 1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
2012 Estimate[10]

As of the census[11] of 2000, there were 13,792 people, 5,367 households, and 3,966 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 6,120 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.33% White, 1.41% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,367 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.10% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,990, and the median income for a family was $33,300. Males had a median income of $26,463 versus $19,895 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,214. About 14.80% of families and 18.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.90% of those under age 18 and 20.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns[edit]

Other towns, settlements, and landmarks include: Tilton, Hillsboro, Foxport, Mt. Carmel, Dalesburg, Beachburg, Pleasureville Poplargrove, Grange City, Colfax, Ringo's mill, Plummer's Landing, Muse's Mill, Wallingford, Goddard, Fox Valley, Blue Bank, Sherburn, Concord, Pecksridge, Hilltop, Elizaville, Cowan, Johnson Junction, Craintown, Fairview, Poplar Plains, and Bald Hill

Notable residents[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. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 103. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 127. 
  5. ^ Kentucky State Symbols
  6. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  7. ^ Collins, Lewis (1882). Collins' Historical Sketches of Kentucky: History of Kentucky, Volume 2. Collins & Company. p. 26. 
  8. ^ Hogan, Roseann Reinemuth (1992). Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research. Ancestry Publishing. p. 230. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  10. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 1, 2013. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 38°22′N 83°41′W / 38.37°N 83.69°W / 38.37; -83.69