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Edmonson County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Edmonson County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1826
Named for John Edmonson (1764–1813), military captain killed at the Battle of River Raisin.
Seat Brownsville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

308 sq mi (798 km²)
303 sq mi (784 km²)
5 sq mi (14 km²), 1.75%
 - (2000)
 - Density

38/sq mi (15/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Edmonson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1826. As of 2000, the population is 11,644. It is included in the Bowling Green Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Brownsville6. The county is named for Captain John Edmonson, hero in the War of 1812, honored after the Battle of River Raisin. The sale of alcohol is currently forbidden in Edmonson County.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 798 km² (308 sq mi). 784 km² (303 sq mi) of it is land and 14 km² (5 sq mi) of it (1.75%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Edmonson County Courthouse

The county courthouse.

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 2,642
1840 2,914 10.3%
1850 4,088 40.3%
1860 4,645 13.6%
1870 4,459 −4.0%
1880 7,222 62.0%
1890 8,005 10.8%
1900 10,080 25.9%
1910 10,469 3.9%
1920 10,894 4.1%
1930 11,475 5.3%
1940 11,344 −1.1%
1950 9,376 −17.3%
1960 8,085 −13.8%
1970 8,751 8.2%
1980 9,962 13.8%
1990 10,357 4.0%
2000 11,644 12.4%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 11,644 people, 4,648 households, and 3,462 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (38/sq mi). There were 6,104 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (20/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.39% White, 0.58% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,648 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.50% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 males there were 92.50 females. For every 100 males age 18 and over, there were 89.33 females.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,413, and the median income for a family was $31,843. Males had a median income of $26,770 versus $17,158 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,480. About 14.20% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.50% of those under age 18 and 21.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

See also Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 37°13′N 86°15′W / 37.21, -86.25

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