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Casey County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Casey County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1807
Named for Colonel William Casey (1754–1816), Revolutionary War soldier.
Seat Liberty
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

446 sq mi (1,154 km2 (446 sq mi) km²)
446 sq mi (1,154 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.03%
 - (2000)
 - Density

35/sq mi (13/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Casey County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1807. As of 2000, the population is 15,447. Its county seat is Liberty6. The county is named for Colonel William Casey. It is the only Kentucky county entirely in 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.

The highest point in Casey County is Green River Knob (el 1789).

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,154 km² (446 sq mi). 1,154 km² (446 sq mi) of it is land and 0 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.03%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

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%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,447 people, 6,260 households, and 4,419 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (35/sq mi). There were 7,242 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). 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.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% 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.

Cities and towns Edit

Notable Residents Edit

See also Edit


  1. ^ 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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