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Garrard County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Garrard County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1797
Named for James Garrard, Governor of Kentucky (1796–1804).
Seat Lancaster
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

234 sq mi (606 km²)
231 sq mi (599 km²)
3 sq mi (7 km²), 1.14%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,792
64/sq mi (25/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.garrardcounty.ky.gov

Garrard County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It is pronounced 'Gair-ad' with the third "r" silent. It was formed in 1797. As of 2000, the population is 14,792. Its county seat is Lancaster6. The county is named for James Garrard, Governor of Kentucky 1796-1804. It's a prohibition or dry county.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 606 km² (234 sq mi). 599 km² (231 sq mi) of it is land and 7 km² (3 sq mi) of it (1.14%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1800 6,186
1810 9,186 48.5%
1820 10,851 18.1%
1830 11,871 9.4%
1840 10,480 −11.7%
1850 10,237 −2.3%
1860 10,531 2.9%
1870 10,376 −1.5%
1880 11,704 12.8%
1890 11,138 −4.8%
1900 12,042 8.1%
1910 11,894 −1.2%
1920 12,503 5.1%
1930 11,562 −7.5%
1940 11,910 3.0%
1950 11,029 −7.4%
1960 9,747 −11.6%
1970 9,457 −3.0%
1980 10,853 14.8%
1990 11,579 6.7%
2000 14,792 27.7%
Est. 2006 16,933 14.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21079.txt

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,792 people, 5,741 households, and 4,334 families residing in the county. The population density was 25/km² (64/sq mi). There were 6,414 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.75% White, 3.06% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.59% from two or more races. 1.32% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,741 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.60% were married couples living together, 9.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.50% were non-families. 21.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $34,284, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $30,989 versus $21,856 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,915. About 11.60% of families and 14.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.10% of those under age 18 and 17.00% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 37°39′N 84°32′W / 37.65, -84.54

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