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Allen County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Allen County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1815
Named for John Allen (1771–1813), soldier in the War of 1812.
Seat Scottsville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

352 sq mi (912 km²)
346 sq mi (896 km²)
6 sq mi (15 km²), 1.68%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

17,800
23/sq mi (9/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.allencountykentucky.com

Allen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1815. As of 2000, the population is 17,800. Its county seat is Scottsville6. The county is named for Colonel John Allen. Allen County is a prohibition or completely dry county. Allen County was formed in 1815 from Barren and Warren Counties.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 912 km² (352 sq mi). 896 km² (346 sq mi) of it is land and 15 km² (6 sq mi) of it (1.68%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 5,327
1830 6,485 21.7%
1840 7,329 13.0%
1850 8,742 19.3%
1860 9,187 5.1%
1870 10,296 12.1%
1880 12,089 17.4%
1890 13,692 13.3%
1900 14,657 7.0%
1910 14,882 1.5%
1920 16,761 12.6%
1930 15,180 −9.4%
1940 15,496 2.1%
1950 13,787 −11.0%
1960 12,269 −11.0%
1970 12,598 2.7%
1980 14,128 12.1%
1990 14,628 3.5%
2000 17,800 21.7%
Est. 2006 18,788 5.6%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21003.txt

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 17,800 people, 6,910 households, and 5,113 families residing in the county. The population density was 20/km² (51/sq mi). There were 8,057 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.62% White, 1.07% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.36% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 0.83% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,910 households out of which 34.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% 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 25.80% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,238, and the median income for a family was $36,815. Males had a median income of $27,587 versus $22,659 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,506. About 13.20% of families and 17.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.40% of those under age 18 and 20.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

See also Edit

Coordinates: 36°45′N 86°11′W / 36.75, -86.19

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