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Hart County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Hart County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1819
Named for Nathaniel G. T. Hart (1784–1813), lawyer captured at the Battle of River Raisin.
Seat Munfordville
Largest city Horse Cave
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

418 sq mi (1,082 km²)
416 sq mi (1,077 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.47%
 - (2000)
 - Density

42/sq mi (16/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Hart County is a county located in the U.S. state — or, more correctly, "Commonwealth" — of Kentucky. It was formed in 1819. As of 2000, the population is 17,445. Its county seat is Munfordville6. The county is named for Captain Nathaniel G.T. Hart, a Kentucky Militia officer in the War of 1812 honored after the Battle of River Raisin. Hart County is a prohibition or dry county.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,082 km² (418 sq mi). 1,077 km² (416 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.47%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit


Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 4,184
1830 5,191 24.1%
1840 7,031 35.4%
1850 9,093 29.3%
1860 10,348 13.8%
1870 13,687 32.3%
1880 17,133 25.2%
1890 16,439 −4.1%
1900 18,390 11.9%
1910 18,173 −1.2%
1920 18,544 2.0%
1930 16,169 −12.8%
1940 17,239 6.6%
1950 15,321 −11.1%
1960 14,119 −7.8%
1970 13,980 −1.0%
1980 15,402 10.2%
1990 14,890 −3.3%
2000 17,445 17.2%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 17,445 people, 6,769 households, and 4,812 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (42/sq mi). There were 8,045 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.58% White, 6.20% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 0.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,769 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,378, and the median income for a family was $31,746. Males had a median income of $26,994 versus $19,418 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,495. About 18.60% of families and 22.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.40% of those under age 18 and 22.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

See also Edit

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Coordinates: 37°17′N 85°53′W / 37.29, -85.89

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