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Marion County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Marion County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1834
Named for Francis Marion (1732–1795), American Revolutionary War general.
Seat Lebanon
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

347 sq mi (898 km²)
346 sq mi (897 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.14%
 - (2000)
 - Density

53/sq mi (20/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 18,212. Its county seat is Lebanon6. The county is named for Francis Marion.

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 (0.14%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 11,032
1850 11,765 6.6%
1860 12,593 7.0%
1870 12,838 1.9%
1880 14,693 14.4%
1890 15,648 6.5%
1900 16,290 4.1%
1910 16,330 0.2%
1920 15,527 −4.9%
1930 15,499 −0.2%
1940 16,913 9.1%
1950 17,212 1.8%
1960 16,887 −1.9%
1970 16,714 −1.0%
1980 17,910 7.2%
1990 16,499 −7.9%
2000 18,212 10.4%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 18,212 people, 6,613 households, and 4,754 families residing in the county. The population density was 20/km² (53/sq mi). There were 7,277 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (21/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 89.17% White, 9.12% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 0.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,613 households out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% were married couples living together, 13.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.20% under the age of 18, 9.90% from 18 to 24, 30.30% from 25 to 44, 21.70% from 45 to 64, and 12.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 102.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,387, and the median income for a family was $35,648. Males had a median income of $27,826 versus $20,699 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,472. About 15.80% of families and 18.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.80% of those under age 18 and 17.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Coordinates: 37°33′N 85°16′W / 37.55, -85.27

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