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Grant County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Grant County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1820
Named for Samuel Grant (1762–1789 or 1794), John Grant (1754–1826), and / or Squire Grant (1764–1833), early settlers of Kentucky
Seat Williamstown
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

261 sq mi (675 km²)
260 sq mi (673 km²)
1 sq mi (2 km²), 0.33%
 - (2000)
 - Density

36/sq mi (14/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Grant County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1820. As of 2000, the population was 22,384. Its county seat is Williamstown6. The county is named for Colonel John Grant.

Grant County is a limited dry county, meaning that sale of alcohol in the county is prohibited, except in Corinth and Williamstown, where it is legal by the drink in restaurants seating at least 100 diners and deriving at least 70% of total sales from food.

Geography Edit

Grant county kentucky courthouse

Grant County Courthouse

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 675 km² (261 sq mi). 673 km² (260 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.33%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 2,986
1840 4,192 40.4%
1850 6,531 55.8%
1860 8,356 27.9%
1870 9,529 14.0%
1880 13,083 37.3%
1890 12,671 −3.1%
1900 13,239 4.5%
1910 10,581 −20.1%
1920 10,435 −1.4%
1930 9,876 −5.4%
1940 9,876 0%
1950 9,809 −0.7%
1960 9,489 −3.3%
1970 9,999 5.4%
1980 13,308 33.1%
1990 15,737 18.3%
2000 22,384 42.2%
Est. 2006 24,769 10.7%

As of the census² of 2000, there were 22,384 people, 8,175 households, and 6,221 families residing in the county. The population density was 33/km² (86/sq mi). There were 9,306 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (36/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.31% White, 0.25% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. 1.04% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,175 households out of which 39.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.10% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.90% were non-families. 19.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.10.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 31.50% from 25 to 44, 20.90% from 45 to 64, and 9.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $38,438, and the median income for a family was $42,605. Males had a median income of $31,987 versus $23,669 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,776. About 9.00% of families and 11.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.10% of those under age 18 and 13.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

External links Edit

See also Edit

Coordinates: 38°38′N 84°37′W / 38.64, -84.61

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