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Jackson County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1858
Named for Andrew Jackson, President of the United States (1829–1837).
Seat McKee
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

347 sq mi (898 km²)
346 sq mi (897 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.07%
 - (2000)
 - Density

39/sq mi (15/km²)
Time zone Eastern Standard Time : -5/-4

Jackson County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It was formed in 1858. As of 2000, the population is 13,495. Its county seat is McKee6. The county is named for Andrew Jackson; it's a prohibition or dry county.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 898 km² (347 sq mi). 897 km² (346 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.07%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 3,087
1870 4,547 47.3%
1880 6,678 46.9%
1890 8,261 23.7%
1900 10,561 27.8%
1910 10,734 1.6%
1920 11,687 8.9%
1930 10,467 −10.4%
1940 16,339 56.1%
1950 13,101 −19.8%
1960 10,677 −18.5%
1970 10,005 −6.3%
1980 11,996 19.9%
1990 11,955 −0.3%
2000 13,495 12.9%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,495 people, 5,307 households, and 3,953 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (39/sq mi). There were 6,065 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.17% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.01% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,307 households out of which 35.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.50% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $20,177, and the median income for a family was $23,638. Males had a median income of $25,087 versus $16,065 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,711. About 25.80% of families and 30.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.50% of those under age 18 and 24.10% of those age 65 or over.


Elemantary Schools: McKee Elementary, Sand Gap Elementary, and Tyner Elementary (Grades Preschool through 5)

Middle Schools: Jackson County Middle School (Grades 6 through 8)

High Schools: Jackson County Hight School (Grades 9 through 12)

Private Institutions: Annville Christian Academy (up to grade 7)

Cities and towns Edit

See also Edit

External link Edit

Coordinates: 37°25′N 84°01′W / 37.42, -84.01

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