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Anderson County, Kentucky
Anderson County courthouse
Anderson County courthouse in Lawrenceburg
Map of Kentucky highlighting Anderson County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1827
Named for Richard Clough Anderson, Jr.
Seat Lawrenceburg
Largest city Lawrenceburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

204 sq mi (528 km²)
202 sq mi (523 km²)
2.4 sq mi (6 km²), 1.2%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

21,421
106/sq mi (41/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website andersoncounty.ky.gov

Anderson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,421.[1] Its county seat is Lawrenceburg.[2] The county was formed in 1827 and named for Richard Clough Anderson, Jr., a Kentucky legislator, U.S. Congressman and minister to Colombia.[3]

Anderson County is part of the Frankfort, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Lexington-Fayette-Richmond-Frankfort, KY Combined Statistical Area.

HistoryEdit

Anderson County was established in 1827 from land given by Franklin, Mercer, and Washington counties.[4]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 204 square miles (530 km2), of which 202 square miles (520 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (1.2%) is water.[5] The county is in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass region along the Kentucky River.[6]

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 4,520
1840 5,452 20.6%
1850 6,260 14.8%
1860 7,404 18.3%
1870 5,449 −26.4%
1880 9,361 71.8%
1890 10,610 13.3%
1900 10,051 −5.3%
1910 10,146 0.9%
1920 9,982 −1.6%
1930 8,494 −14.9%
1940 8,936 5.2%
1950 8,984 0.5%
1960 8,618 −4.1%
1970 9,358 8.6%
1980 12,567 34.3%
1990 14,571 15.9%
2000 19,111 31.2%
2010 21,421 12.1%
Est. 2016 22,158 [7] 15.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[1]

At the 2000 census,[12] there were 19,111 people, 7,320 households and 5,526 families residing in the county. The population density was 94 per square mile (36/km²). There were 7,752 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.53% White, 2.35% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,320 households of which 37.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.80% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.50% were non-families. 20.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.99.

Age distribution was 26.60% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 32.40% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.

The median household income was $45,433, and the median family income was $50,837. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $25,053 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,621. About 4.80% of families and 7.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.70% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

PoliticsEdit

Voter RegistrationEdit

Anderson County Voter Registration & Party Enrollment as of November 17, 2015[13]
Political Party Total Voters Percentage
Democratic 10,069 58.12%
Republican 6,089 35.15%
Others 801 4.62%
Independent 330 1.91%
Libertarian 27 0.16%
Green 5 0.03%
Total 17,324 100%

Statewide ElectionsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 72.2% 8,242 23.1% 2,634 4.8% 546
2012 66.1% 6,822 32.1% 3,315 1.8% 183
2008 65.3% 6,885 32.8% 3,462 1.9% 205
2004 66.3% 6,363 32.8% 3,141 0.9% 87
2000 61.6% 4,909 36.4% 2,902 2.0% 156
1996 44.7% 2,972 43.6% 2,898 11.8% 783
1992 42.2% 2,731 38.5% 2,491 19.3% 1,250
1988 59.2% 3,225 39.9% 2,176 0.9% 49
1984 66.1% 3,425 33.1% 1,717 0.8% 43
1980 43.1% 2,052 53.9% 2,567 3.0% 145
1976 40.7% 1,682 57.8% 2,388 1.5% 62
1972 62.6% 2,298 35.5% 1,302 1.9% 70
1968 44.3% 1,594 37.1% 1,334 18.6% 668
1964 30.3% 2,491 69.5% 1,085 0.3% 10
1960 49.9% 2,033 50.1% 2,038 0.0% 0
1956 47.3% 1,878 52.6% 2,089 0.2% 6
1952 40.1% 1,445 59.7% 2,153 0.3% 9
1948 30.3% 971 66.7% 2,135 3.0% 96
1944 39.4% 1,409 60.0% 2,148 0.6% 22
1940 33.0% 1,244 66.7% 2,515 0.3% 10
1936 35.6% 1,360 64.2% 2,454 0.3% 11
1932 32.6% 1,184 66.5% 2,415 1.0% 35
1928 52.0% 1,859 48.0% 1,718 0.0% 1
1924 39.8% 1,419 58.7% 2,089 1.5% 54
1920 42.0% 1,819 57.7% 2,499 0.3% 12
1916 40.8% 1,065 58.2% 1,521 1.0% 27
1912 24.2% 579 58.0% 1,391 17.8% 427
Previous Gubernatorial Elections Results
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2015 55.34% 3,724 39.16% 2,635 5.50% 370
2011 25.99% 1,577 50.23% 3,048 23.78% 1,443
2007 39.46% 2,844 60.54% 4,363 0.00% 0
2003 58.80% 4,052 41.20% 2,839 0.00% 0
1999 14.99% 496 59.28% 1,961 25.73% 851
1995 51.38% 2,783 47.83% 2,591 0.79% 43

CommunitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/21/21005.html. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. https://web.archive.org/web/20110531210815/http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. pp. 34. https://books.google.com/books?id=luoxAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA34#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  4. ^ Hogan, Roseann Reinemuth (1992). Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research. Ancestry Publishing. pp. 187. https://books.google.com/books?id=hAVlVS29NKIC&lpg=PA193&dq=%22bell%20county%22%201914%201918%201976&pg=PA187#v=onepage&q=%22bell%20county%22%201914%201918%201976&f=false. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_21.txt. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  6. ^ Welcome to Anderson County Kentucky!, Anderson County Local Government Website
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. http://www.webcitation.org/6YSasqtfX?url=http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ky190090.txt. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved August 11, 2014. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. https://web.archive.org/web/20130911234518/http://factfinder2.census.gov/. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2014-11-26. https://web.archive.org/web/20141126165602/https://vr.sos.ky.gov/stats/voterstatscounty.pdf. Retrieved 2014-11-28. 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

Coordinates: 38°00′N 84°59′W / 38.00, -84.99


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