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Boone County, Kentucky
Boone county courthouse
The old Boone County courthouse in Burlington, Kentucky.
Map of Kentucky highlighting Boone County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1798
Named for Daniel Boone (1734–1820), frontiersman.
Seat Burlington
Largest city Florence
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

256.96 sq mi (666 km²)
246.26 sq mi (638 km²)
10.70 sq mi (28 km²), 4.16%
PopulationEst.
 - (2010)
 - Density

118,811
349/sq mi (135/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website [http://boonecountyky.org boonecountyky.org]

Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1798. The population was 118,811 in the 2010 Census. Its county seat is Burlington.[1] The county is named for frontiersman Daniel Boone. It is the location of the headquarters of Comair and the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which serves Cincinnati and the tri-state area.

Geography Edit

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 256.96 square miles (665.5 km2), of which 246.26 square miles (637.8 km2) (or 95.84%) is land and 10.70 square miles (27.7 km2) (or 4.16%) is water.[2] Its location along the Ohio River was key to its early development, as the river was the major transportation route.

Adjacent countiesEdit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1800 1,534
1810 3,608 135.2%
1820 6,542 81.3%
1830 9,075 38.7%
1840 10,034 10.6%
1850 11,185 11.5%
1860 11,196 0.1%
1870 10,696 −4.5%
1880 11,996 12.2%
1890 12,246 2.1%
1900 11,170 −8.8%
1910 9,420 −15.7%
1920 9,572 1.6%
1930 9,595 0.2%
1940 10,820 12.8%
1950 13,015 20.3%
1960 21,940 68.6%
1970 32,812 49.6%
1980 45,842 39.7%
1990 57,589 25.6%
2000 85,991 49.3%
2010 118,811 38.2%

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 85,991 people, 31,258 households, and 23,443 families residing in the county. The population density was 349 per square mile (135 /km2). There were 33,351 housing units at an average density of 135 per square mile (52 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.15% White, 1.52% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 1.98% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race.

There were 31,258 households out of which 39.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.60% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.00% were non-families. 20.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.17.

The age distribution was 28.70% under 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 33.50% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 8.10% who were 65 or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $58,749 (2004), and the median income for a family was $61,114. Males had a median income of $42,105 versus $27,414 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,535. About 4.40% of families and 5.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.40% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

LocalitiesEdit

Burlington-kentucky-from-above

Burlington from the air, looking East

EconomyEdit

Boone County is the location of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which includes the headquarters of Comair and Delta Private Jets.[4][5]

CitiesEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Other placesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. http://www.census.gov/tiger/tms/gazetteer/county2k.txt. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  4. ^ "Career Area." Comair. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.
  5. ^ "Contact Us." Delta Private Jets. Retrieved on October 3, 2010.

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 38°58′N 84°44′W / 38.97, -84.73


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