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|Adair County, Kentucky|
Location in the state of Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
|Named for||John Adair, Governor of Kentucky (1820–1824)|
412 sq mi (1,068 km²)
407 sq mi (1,054 km²)
5 sq mi (14 km²), 1.31
42.4/sq mi (16.4/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Adair County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1802. As of 2000, the population is 17,244. Its county seat is Columbia6. The county is named for John Adair, Governor of Kentucky 1820-24.
It was formed out of Green County in 1801.
Adair County is a prohibition or completely dry county.
Adjacent counties Edit
- Taylor County north
- Casey County northeast
- Russell County east
- Cumberland County south
- Metcalfe County southwest
- Green County northwest
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 17,244 people, 6,747 households, and 4,803 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (42/sq mi). There were 7,792 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.00% White, 2.55% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 6,747 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $24,055, and the median income for a family was $29,779. Males had a median income of $23,183 versus $17,009 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,931. About 18.20% of families and 24.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.60% of those under age 18 and 21.70% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns Edit
Unofficially Named Areas of Adair CountyEdit
- Breeding - Area between Columbia and Burkesville on Ky. 61 near the Cumberland County line. The zip code is 42715.
- Burton Ridge - Area between Columbia and Liberty on 206 centering on Purdy and Christine.
- Sparksville - Area between Columbia and Burkesville befor you get to Breeding
- Robert Porter Caldwell (1821-1885), United States Congressman, was born in Adair County.
- William Palmer Jones (1819-1897), born in Adair County, was a noted physician, academic journal editor, college professor, and member of the Tennessee Senate.
See also Edit
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