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Casey County, Kentucky
Casey County Courthouse
Casey County courthouse in Liberty
Map of Kentucky highlighting Casey County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded November 14, 1806
Named for Colonel William Casey
Seat Liberty
Largest city Liberty
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

446 sq mi (1,155 km²)
444 sq mi (1,150 km²)
1.5 sq mi (4 km²), 0.3%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

15,955
36/sq mi (14/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.libertykentucky.org

Casey County is a county located in the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,955.[1] Its county seat is Liberty.[2] The county was formed in 1806 from the western part of Lincoln County[3] and named for Colonel William Casey, a pioneer settler who moved his family to Kentucky in 1779.[4] It is the only Kentucky county entirely in the Knobs region. Casey County is home to annual Casey County Apple Festival, and is a prohibition or dry county. It is considered part of the Appalachian region of Kentucky.

HistoryEdit

Casey County was established in 1806 from land given by Lincoln County. The third and present courthouse was built in 1889.[5]

In 2015, County Clerk Casey Davis received national press when he announced he would deny same-sex marriage licenses, as a show of solidarity with fellow county clerk Kim Davis, who was criticized and later jailed for doing the same thing in Rowan County, Kentucky.[6]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 446 square miles (1,160 km2), of which 444 square miles (1,150 km2) is land and 1.5 square miles (3.9 km2) (0.3%) is water.[7]

The highest point in Casey County is Green River Knob at 1,789 feet (545 m).

Adjacent countiesEdit

Major highwaysEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 3,285
1820 4,349 32.4%
1830 4,342 −0.2%
1840 4,939 13.7%
1850 6,556 32.7%
1860 6,466 −1.4%
1870 8,884 37.4%
1880 10,983 23.6%
1890 11,848 7.9%
1900 15,144 27.8%
1910 15,479 2.2%
1920 17,213 11.2%
1930 16,747 −2.7%
1940 19,962 19.2%
1950 17,446 −12.6%
1960 14,327 −17.9%
1970 12,930 −9.8%
1980 14,818 14.6%
1990 14,211 −4.1%
2000 15,447 8.7%
2010 15,955 3.3%
Est. 2016 15,815 [8] 2.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 15,447 people, 6,260 households, and 4,419 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 per square mile (14 /km2). There were 7,242 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.30% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,260 households out of which 31.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.40% were non-families. 26.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.60% 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 2.94.

24.50% of the population was under the age of 18, 8.20% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $21,580, and the median income for a family was $27,044. Males had a median income of $22,283 versus $17,885 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,867. About 20.70% of families and 25.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.10% of those under age 18 and 29.60% of those age 65 or over.

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Party Third Parties
2016 85.1% 5,482 11.9% 767 3.0% 190
2012 80.5% 4,904 17.8% 1,086 1.7% 101
2008 78.6% 4,679 20.5% 1,219 1.0% 59
2004 80.8% 5,109 18.6% 1,174 0.6% 38
2000 78.3% 4,284 20.5% 1,122 1.2% 63
1996 65.4% 3,187 22.7% 1,106 11.9% 580
1992 62.6% 3,317 26.6% 1,409 10.9% 576
1988 75.4% 3,857 23.8% 1,216 0.9% 44
1984 79.0% 4,356 20.4% 1,122 0.6% 35
1980 75.3% 4,239 23.1% 1,298 1.7% 95
1976 67.2% 3,379 31.8% 1,602 1.0% 51
1972 78.8% 3,727 19.3% 913 1.9% 88
1968 70.6% 3,698 16.8% 879 12.6% 658
1964 64.5% 1,875 35.0% 3,457 0.5% 24
1960 77.3% 4,811 22.7% 1,413 0.0% 0
1956 72.5% 4,167 27.3% 1,570 0.2% 12
1952 71.4% 3,831 28.4% 1,522 0.2% 13
1948 68.3% 3,380 30.2% 1,495 1.5% 72
1944 71.5% 3,869 28.1% 1,520 0.4% 20
1940 67.3% 3,874 32.4% 1,862 0.3% 17
1936 64.8% 3,588 34.8% 1,925 0.4% 21
1932 58.9% 3,840 40.7% 2,651 0.4% 25
1928 71.4% 3,805 28.5% 1,519 0.1% 6
1924 63.0% 3,120 36.3% 1,797 0.7% 33
1920 64.0% 3,543 35.3% 1,951 0.7% 39
1916 58.4% 1,949 40.5% 1,352 1.1% 38
1912 31.2% 902 40.1% 1,158 28.7% 828

CommunitiesEdit

Notable peopleEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/21/21045.html. Retrieved March 6, 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. ^ "Casey County". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. 2000. http://www.kyenc.org/entry/c/CASEY02.html. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ Lewis Collins (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 124. https://books.google.com/books?id=F5FQAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA124. 
  5. ^ Hogan, Roseann Reinemuth (1992). Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research. Ancestry Publishing. pp. 213. https://books.google.com/books?id=hAVlVS29NKIC&lpg=PA193&dq=%22bell%20county%22%201914%201918%201976&pg=PA213#v=onepage&q=%22bell%20county%22%201914%201918%201976&f=false. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  6. ^ "Second Kentucky Clerk Refuses to Issue Same-Sex Marriage Licenses." NBC News. 2015-09-02. Retrieved 2015-09-05.
  7. ^ "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 13, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 22, 2013. http://www.webcitation.org/6G4J8TS75?url=http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ky190090.txt. Retrieved August 13, 2014. 
  12. ^ "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 13, 2014. 
  13. ^ "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. 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS
  15. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963. 

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 37°19′N 84°56′W / 37.32, -84.93


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