Nicholas County, Kentucky

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Nicholas County, Kentucky
Nicholas County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg
Nicholas County courthouse in Carlisle
Map of Kentucky highlighting Nicholas County
Location in the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1799
Seat Carlisle
Largest city Carlisle
Area
 • Total 197 sq mi (510 km2)
 • Land 195 sq mi (505 km2)
 • Water 1.7 sq mi (4 km2), 0.8%
Population
 • (2010) 7,135
 • Density 37/sq mi (14/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website nicholascounty.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx

Nicholas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,135.[1] Its county seat is Carlisle, which is also the only incorporated community in the county.[2] Founded in 1799, the county is named for Col. George Nicholas, the "Father of the Kentucky Constitution".[3][4]

History[edit]

Nicholas County was established in 1799 from land given by Bourbon and Mason counties. Nicholas was the 42nd Kentucky county in order of formation.[5] Among the population of 10,361 in 1850 were over 1,500 slaves. For example, there were two slave holders in Nicholas County with the surname Rogers out of over 70 so named in the state. W. C. Rogers held three slaves, a mulatto women aged 44, a black woman aged 19, and a black boy aged 10. [6] John Rogers held three slaves, a black woman aged 45, a black boy aged 5, and a black man aged 31. [7]

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 197 square miles (510 km2), of which 195 square miles (510 km2) is land and 1.7 square miles (4.4 km2) (0.8%) is water.[8]

Adjacent counties[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1810 4,898
1820 7,973 62.8%
1830 8,834 10.8%
1840 8,745 −1.0%
1850 10,361 18.5%
1860 11,030 6.5%
1870 9,129 −17.2%
1880 11,869 30.0%
1890 10,764 −9.3%
1900 11,952 11.0%
1910 10,601 −11.3%
1920 9,894 −6.7%
1930 8,571 −13.4%
1940 8,617 0.5%
1950 7,532 −12.6%
1960 6,677 −11.4%
1970 6,508 −2.5%
1980 7,157 10.0%
1990 6,725 −6.0%
2000 6,813 1.3%
2010 7,135 4.7%
Est. 2015 7,131 [9] −0.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
1790-1960[11] 1900-1990[12]
1990-2000[13] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[14] of 2010, there were 7,135 people, 2,809 households, and 1,956 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 per square mile (14/km2). There were 3,261 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6.2/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.9% White, 0.6% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. 1.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,809 households out of which 29.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.60% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 30.40% were non-families. 25.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.30% 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 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 19, 4.8% from 20 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 27.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40.5 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $40,259, and the median income for a family was $43,410. The per capita income for the county was $18,452. About 9.70% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 16.80% of those age 65 or over.

Politics[edit]

Presidential election results[15]
Year Republican Democrat
2012 61.33% 1,583 36.73% 948
2008 55.02% 1,634 42.83% 1,272
2004 55.57% 1,700 43.54% 1,332
2000 60.34% 1,613 37.19% 994

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. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ http://www.kyenc.org/entry/n/NICHO03.html
  4. ^ The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. p. 36. 
  5. ^ Collins, Lewis (1882). Collins' Historical Sketches of Kentucky: History of Kentucky, Volume 2. Collins & Company. p. 26. 
  6. ^ "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVZ7-S41 : 7 November 2014), W C Rogers, Nicholas county, Nicholas, Kentucky, United States; citing line number 21, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 442,995.
  7. ^ "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 ," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MVZ7-SPR : 7 November 2014), John Rogers, Nicholas county, Nicholas, Kentucky, United States; citing line number 60, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.); FHL microfilm 442,995.
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  9. ^ "County Totals Dataset: Population, Population Change and Estimated Components of Population Change: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 19, 2014. 
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  15. ^ "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". Retrieved 2016-07-31. 
  16. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963. 
  17. ^ Boone A Biography. Robert Morgan: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. 2007. 

Coordinates: 38°20′N 84°01′W / 38.34°N 84.01°W / 38.34; -84.01