|Grayson County, Kentucky|
Location in the state of Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Colonel William Grayson (1740–1790), American Revolutionary War aide to George Washington, delegate to the Virginia General Assembly and Continental Congress.|
511 sq mi (1,323 km²)
504 sq mi (1,305 km²)
7 sq mi (19 km²), 1.40%
48/sq mi (18/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
Grayson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1810. As of 2000, the population was 24,053. Its county seat is Leitchfield6. The county is named for William Grayson. It is a prohibition or dry county.
Grayson County is part of the Western Coal Fields region of Kentucky. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,323 km² (511 sq mi). 1,305 km² (504 sq mi) of it is land and 19 km² (7 sq mi) of it (1.40%) is water.
Adjacent counties Edit
- Breckinridge County (north)
- Hardin County (northeast)
- Hart County (southeast)
- Edmonson County (south)
- Butler County (southwest)
- Ohio County (west)
As of the census² of 2000, there were 24,053 people, 9,596 households, and 6,966 families residing in the county. The population density was 18/km² (48/sq mi). There were 12,802 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.26% White, 0.50% Black or African American, 0.17% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 9,596 households out of which 32.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% 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 2.91.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 98.10 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.80 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $27,639, and the median income for a family was $33,080. Males had a median income of $27,759 versus $19,302 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,759. About 13.90% of families and 18.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.10% of those under age 18 and 15.70% of those age 65 or over.</div>
Cities and towns Edit
Every July, Grayson County hosts the Official Kentucky State Old Time Fiddlers Contest, which brings many elite fiddlers from several states to the Rough River Dam State Resort Park area. The contest is a weekend event. Also in July, the local radio station holds the annual Ice Cream Festival, which features music, fireworks, and a carnival. In late August and early September, Grayson County hosts the annual Grayson County Fair, which entertains locals and guests with music, a carnival, a Truck and Tractor Pull, a Demolition Derby, and ends on Labor Day with a parade through Leitchfield. In September the city of Clarkson hosts the annual Honeyfest. This festival celebrates the city and the contributions of Clarkson's Walter T. Kelley Beehive Factory.
In early October, the city of Caneyville holds the annual Caneyville Fair.
Local Links Edit
- Grayson-County.Org - A local website that links civic organizations
- GraysonCountySchools.com The Grayson County Board of Education and school websites.
- K105/Twin Lakes Times - Grayson County's local FM radio station (FM 104.9) and daily web-based newspaper.
- The Record - A Grayson County newspaper.
- News-Gazette - A Grayson County newspaper.
See also Edit
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