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Henry County, Kentucky
Henry County, Kentucky courthouse
Henry County courthouse in New Castle
Map of Kentucky highlighting Henry County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1798
Named for Patrick Henry
Seat New Castle
Largest city Eminence
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

291 sq mi (754 km²)
286 sq mi (741 km²)
4.8 sq mi (12 km²), 1.7%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

15,416
54/sq mi (21/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.henrycountygov.com

Henry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky bordering the Kentucky River. As of the 2010 census, the population was 15,416.[1] Its county seat is New Castle, but its largest city is Eminence.[2] The county was founded in 1798 from portions of Shelby County.[3] It was named for the statesman and governor of Virginia Patrick Henry.[4][5]

Henry County is included in the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY-IN Metropolitan Statistical Area. Since the 1990s, it has become an increasingly important exurb, especially as land prices have become higher in neighboring Oldham County.

With regard to the sale of alcohol, it is classified as a wet county.[6]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 291 square miles (750 km2), of which 286 square miles (740 km2) is land and 4.8 square miles (12 km2) (1.7%) is water.[7]

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1800 3,258
1810 6,777 108.0%
1820 10,816 59.6%
1830 11,387 5.3%
1840 10,015 −12.0%
1850 11,442 14.2%
1860 11,949 4.4%
1870 11,066 −7.4%
1880 14,492 31.0%
1890 14,164 −2.3%
1900 14,620 3.2%
1910 13,716 −6.2%
1920 13,411 −2.2%
1930 12,564 −6.3%
1940 12,220 −2.7%
1950 11,394 −6.8%
1960 10,987 −3.6%
1970 10,910 −0.7%
1980 12,740 16.8%
1990 12,823 0.7%
2000 15,060 17.4%
2010 15,416 2.4%
Est. 2016 15,818 [8] 5.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 15,060 people, 5,844 households, and 4,330 families residing in the county. The population density was 52 per square mile (20 /km2). There were 6,381 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.97% White, 3.30% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.26% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 2.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,844 households out of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.70% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.90% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.97.

The age distribution was 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 29.70% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 99.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,263, and the median income for a family was $45,009. Males had a median income of $31,478 versus $21,982 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,846. About 10.40% of families and 13.70% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.50% of those under age 18 and 19.90% of those age 65 or over.

CommunitiesEdit

Notable residentsEdit

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 69.2% 4,944 25.6% 1,828 5.3% 377
2012 59.8% 3,940 38.4% 2,530 1.8% 120
2008 59.0% 4,081 39.4% 2,725 1.6% 113
2004 63.0% 4,094 36.4% 2,366 0.6% 39
2000 59.3% 3,244 38.7% 2,117 2.1% 112
1996 42.1% 2,110 46.4% 2,324 11.5% 576
1992 31.4% 1,640 54.4% 2,838 14.2% 741
1988 47.0% 2,286 52.3% 2,544 0.7% 36
1984 54.8% 2,802 44.6% 2,279 0.6% 29
1980 35.8% 1,723 62.4% 2,999 1.8% 88
1976 28.3% 1,192 70.7% 2,985 1.0% 43
1972 52.5% 1,919 46.2% 1,688 1.3% 49
1968 32.0% 1,271 49.9% 1,978 18.1% 718
1964 19.2% 3,521 80.7% 838 0.1% 4
1960 36.6% 1,714 63.4% 2,969 0.0% 0
1956 34.5% 1,670 65.3% 3,157 0.2% 11
1952 31.3% 1,584 68.5% 3,468 0.2% 10
1948 25.4% 1,193 72.5% 3,398 2.1% 98
1944 29.6% 1,497 70.1% 3,548 0.4% 18
1940 27.1% 1,445 72.5% 3,862 0.4% 22
1936 29.9% 1,516 70.0% 3,545 0.1% 4
1932 27.4% 1,643 71.9% 4,303 0.7% 41
1928 44.3% 2,334 55.6% 2,929 0.1% 7
1924 33.9% 1,918 65.4% 3,706 0.7% 40
1920 32.0% 2,208 67.3% 4,640 0.7% 49
1916 33.2% 1,302 66.1% 2,595 0.7% 28
1912 22.5% 805 63.6% 2,274 13.9% 496

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/21/21103.html. Retrieved March 8, 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. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. pp. 138. https://books.google.com/books?id=3Lac2FUSj_oC&lpg=PA49&dq=cannon%20ky&pg=PA138#v=onepage&q=cannon%20ky&f=false. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  4. ^ "Henry County". Kyenc.org. http://www.kyenc.org/entry/h/HENRY02.html. Retrieved April 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off.. pp. 155. https://books.google.com/books?id=9V1IAAAAMAAJ&pg=PA155#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  6. ^ "Henry County Voters Approve Full Sale Of Alcohol". WLKY News. December 16, 2015. http://www.wlky.com/news/henry-county-voters-approve-full-sale-of-alcohol/36990492. Retrieved June 30, 2016. 
  7. ^ "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 16, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "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 16, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ky190090.txt. Retrieved August 16, 2014. 
  12. ^ "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 16, 2014. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 38°28′N 85°07′W / 38.46, -85.12


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