Fleming County, Kentucky

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Fleming County, Kentucky
Fleming County, Kentucky courthouse 2.jpg
Fleming County courthouse in Flemingsburg
Map of Kentucky highlighting Fleming County
Location in the U.S. 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 sq mi (909 km2)
 • Land 349 sq mi (904 km2)
 • Water 2.8 sq mi (7 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • (2010) 14,348
 • Density 41/sq mi (16/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]

History[edit]

Fleming County was established in 1798 from land given by Mason County.[6] The first courthouse, possibly built of logs, was replaced in 1830 and again in 1952.[7]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 351 square miles (910 km2), of which 349 square miles (900 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.8%) is water.[8]

Adjacent counties[edit]

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. 2016 14,507 [9] 1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
1790-1960[11] 1900-1990[12]
1990-2000[13] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[14] 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.

Politics[edit]

Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 75.4% 4,722 21.5% 1,348 3.0% 190
2012 65.4% 3,780 33.1% 1,911 1.6% 91
2008 58.9% 3,432 39.1% 2,279 2.1% 121
2004 60.4% 3,749 38.8% 2,406 0.8% 48
2000 63.4% 3,282 35.0% 1,813 1.6% 84
1996 48.6% 2,313 40.2% 1,913 11.3% 538
1992 39.8% 2,045 44.0% 2,257 16.2% 833
1988 53.3% 2,409 46.1% 2,086 0.6% 27
1984 63.3% 2,824 36.2% 1,616 0.4% 19
1980 50.7% 2,189 47.5% 2,051 1.7% 75
1976 41.4% 1,647 58.2% 2,317 0.5% 19
1972 62.4% 2,484 36.5% 1,455 1.1% 43
1968 53.3% 2,220 33.7% 1,406 13.0% 541
1964 38.3% 2,678 61.5% 1,668 0.1% 6
1960 55.6% 2,777 44.4% 2,216 0.0% 0
1956 52.0% 2,744 47.7% 2,519 0.3% 17
1952 51.3% 2,592 48.4% 2,446 0.2% 12
1948 42.7% 2,088 55.6% 2,722 1.7% 84
1944 50.4% 2,666 49.4% 2,612 0.3% 14
1940 48.7% 2,855 51.1% 2,999 0.2% 14
1936 48.7% 2,749 51.0% 2,879 0.4% 21
1932 43.1% 2,638 56.2% 3,442 0.7% 44
1928 64.5% 3,798 35.4% 2,086 0.1% 4
1924 49.4% 2,572 49.7% 2,590 0.9% 47
1920 45.7% 2,960 53.9% 3,488 0.4% 26
1916 44.6% 1,836 54.4% 2,240 1.0% 41
1912 36.8% 1,400 50.3% 1,915 12.9% 492

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Cities[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Unincorporated communities[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. 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 Archived January 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ Collins, Lewis (1882). Collins' Historical Sketches of Kentucky: History of Kentucky, Volume 2. Collins & Company. p. 26. 
  7. ^ Hogan, Roseann Reinemuth (1992). Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research. Ancestry Publishing. p. 230. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  15. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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