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Green County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Green County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded December 20, 1792
Named for Nathanael Greene
Seat Greensburg
Largest city Greensburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

289 sq mi (749 km²)
286 sq mi (741 km²)
2.8 sq mi (7 km²), 1.0%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

11,258
39/sq mi (15/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website http://www.greencounty.ky.gov/

Green County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,258.[1] Its county seat is Greensburg.[2] Green is a prohibition or dry county.

HistoryEdit

Green County was formed in 1792 from portions of Lincoln and Nelson Counties.[3] Green was the 16th Kentucky county in order of formation.[4] The county is named for Revolutionary War hero General Nathanael Greene, but the reason why the final E is missing is unknown.[5][6]

Three courthouses have served Green County. In 1804, a brick building replaced an earlier structure, and while no longer operational, it stands in the Downtown Greensburg Historic District as the oldest courthouse building in the commonwealth. The present courthouse dates from 1931.[7]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 289 square miles (750 km2), of which 286 square miles (740 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (1.0%) is water.[8]

Green County is in the central time zone.

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1800 6,096
1810 6,735 10.5%
1820 11,943 77.3%
1830 13,138 10.0%
1840 14,212 8.2%
1850 9,060 −36.3%
1860 8,806 −2.8%
1870 9,379 6.5%
1880 11,871 26.6%
1890 11,463 −3.4%
1900 12,255 6.9%
1910 11,871 −3.1%
1920 11,391 −4.0%
1930 11,401 0.1%
1940 12,321 8.1%
1950 11,261 −8.6%
1960 11,249 −0.1%
1970 10,350 −8.0%
1980 11,043 6.7%
1990 10,371 −6.1%
2000 11,518 11.1%
2010 11,258 −2.3%
Est. 2016 11,060 [9] −4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
1790-1960[11] 1900-1990[12]
1990-2000[13] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[14] of 2000, there were 11,518 people, 4,706 households, and 3,378 families residing in the county. The population density was 40 per square mile (15 /km2). There were 5,420 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 96.19% White, 2.61% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,706 households out of which 29.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 25.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 8.10% from 18 to 24, 26.80% from 25 to 44, 25.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,463, and the median income for a family was $31,852. Males had a median income of $25,764 versus $17,510 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,107. About 15.20% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.10% of those under age 18 and 18.50% of those age 65 or over.

CommunitiesEdit

CityEdit

Census-designated placeEdit

Other unincorporated placesEdit

Notable peopleEdit

Henry Skaggs (January 8, 1724 – December 4, 1810), an American longhunter, explorer and pioneer

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[15]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 82.0% 4,372 15.6% 832 2.4% 129
2012 74.8% 3,634 24.0% 1,165 1.2% 57
2008 74.5% 3,785 23.7% 1,204 1.8% 90
2004 74.3% 3,866 25.2% 1,312 0.5% 28
2000 76.0% 3,615 22.8% 1,085 1.2% 56
1996 60.9% 2,763 28.3% 1,285 10.8% 492
1992 54.3% 2,709 35.3% 1,760 10.4% 517
1988 66.1% 3,139 33.6% 1,595 0.4% 17
1984 66.4% 3,210 33.3% 1,611 0.4% 17
1980 60.5% 2,775 38.3% 1,758 1.2% 54
1976 53.0% 2,397 46.1% 2,085 0.8% 37
1972 68.8% 2,755 30.2% 1,209 1.0% 39
1968 58.7% 2,448 24.1% 1,003 17.2% 719
1964 49.2% 2,160 50.4% 2,110 0.4% 16
1960 69.5% 3,606 30.5% 1,580 0.0% 0
1956 62.9% 2,951 36.8% 1,726 0.3% 12
1952 59.8% 2,773 40.0% 1,857 0.2% 11
1948 56.0% 2,186 41.7% 1,628 2.4% 92
1944 56.4% 2,379 42.9% 1,809 0.7% 31
1940 55.4% 2,497 44.2% 1,993 0.4% 18
1936 54.2% 2,336 45.7% 1,970 0.1% 6
1932 49.8% 2,281 49.7% 2,277 0.6% 25
1928 68.8% 2,824 31.0% 1,272 0.2% 6
1924 55.2% 1,920 44.5% 1,548 0.4% 13
1920 57.0% 2,310 42.5% 1,723 0.4% 17
1916 52.9% 1,412 46.4% 1,239 0.7% 19
1912 27.7% 687 45.0% 1,117 27.3% 679

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/21/21087.html. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. https://web.archive.org/web/20110531210815/http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Green County". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. 2000. http://www.kyenc.org/entry/g/GREEN01.html. Retrieved August 21, 2014. 
  4. ^ Collins, Lewis (1882). Collins' Historical Sketches of Kentucky: History of Kentucky, Volume 2. Collins & Company. pp. 26. https://books.google.com/books?id=gZFQAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA26#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  5. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 125. https://books.google.com/books?id=3Lac2FUSj_oC&lpg=PA49&dq=cannon%20ky&pg=PA125#v=onepage&q=cannon%20ky&f=false. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off.. pp. 143. https://books.google.com/books?id=9V1IAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA143#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  7. ^ Hogan, Roseann Reinemuth (1992). Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research. Ancestry Publishing. pp. 241. https://books.google.com/books?id=hAVlVS29NKIC&lpg=PA193&dq=%22bell%20county%22%201914%201918%201976&pg=PA241#v=onepage&q=%22bell%20county%22%201914%201918%201976&f=false. Retrieved 26 July 2013. 
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_21.txt. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  10. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. http://www.webcitation.org/6YSasqtfX?url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.census.gov%2Fprod%2Fwww%2Fdecennial.html. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ky190090.txt. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  13. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved August 14, 2014. 
  14. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. https://web.archive.org/web/20130911234518/http://factfinder2.census.gov/. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  15. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 37°16′N 85°33′W / 37.26, -85.55


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