Trimble County, Kentucky

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Trimble County, Kentucky
Trimble County Courthouse Kentucky.JPG
Trimble County Courthouse in Bedford, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Trimble County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1837
Seat Bedford
Largest city Bedford
Area
 • Total 156.23 sq mi (405 km2)
 • Land 148.85 sq mi (386 km2)
 • Water 7.38 sq mi (19 km2), 4.72%
Population
 • (2010) 8,809
 • Density 55/sq mi (21/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.trimblecounty.ky.gov

Trimble County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 8,809.[1] Its county seat is Bedford.[2] The county is named for Robert Trimble.[3] Trimble is a prohibition or dry county.

Trimble County is part of the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY–IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography[edit]

Trimble County Jail, built circa 1850

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 156.23 square miles (404.6 km2), of which 148.85 square miles (385.5 km2) (or 95.28%) is land and 7.38 square miles (19.1 km2) (or 4.72%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1840 4,480
1850 5,963 33.1%
1860 5,880 −1.4%
1870 5,577 −5.2%
1880 7,171 28.6%
1890 7,140 −0.4%
1900 7,272 1.8%
1910 6,512 −10.5%
1920 6,011 −7.7%
1930 5,348 −11.0%
1940 5,601 4.7%
1950 5,148 −8.1%
1960 5,102 −0.9%
1970 5,349 4.8%
1980 6,253 16.9%
1990 6,090 −2.6%
2000 8,125 33.4%
2010 8,809 8.4%
Est. 2012 8,787 −0.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 8,125 people, 3,137 households, and 2,296 families residing in the county. The population density was 55 per square mile (21 /km2). There were 3,437 housing units at an average density of 23 per square mile (8.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.90% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.68% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,137 households out of which 35.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.80% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,192, and the median income for a family was $41,925. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $21,656 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,354. About 10.00% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.70% of those under age 18 and 16.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and communities[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. 37. 
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 38°36′N 85°20′W / 38.60°N 85.34°W / 38.60; -85.34