|Lincoln County, Kentucky|
Location in the state of Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Benjamin Lincoln (1733–1810), American Revolutionary War general.|
336 sq mi (871 km²)
336 sq mi (871 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.06%
70/sq mi (27/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Lincoln County, organized in 1780, was one of the first three counties formed out of the original Kentucky County, which was still part of Virginia at the time (the other two being Fayette and Jefferson). The county is named for the American Revolutionary War General Benjamin Lincoln. A common misconception is that Lincoln County was named for President Abraham Lincoln, but it was named 29 years before his birth.
Adjacent counties Edit
- Boyle County (northwest)
- Garrard County (northeast)
- Rockcastle County (east)
- Pulaski County (south)
- Casey County (west)
As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,361 people, 9,206 households, and 6,729 families residing in the county. The population density was 27/km² (70/sq mi). There were 10,127 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (30/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.12% White, 2.53% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.10% Asian, 0.38% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 0.89% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 9,206 households out of which 33.70% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.60% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.90% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 2.95.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.80% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $26,542, and the median income for a family was $32,284. Males had a median income of $26,395 versus $20,517 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,602. About 16.40% of families and 21.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.10% of those under age 18 and 22.90% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns Edit
See also Edit
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