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Meade County, Kentucky
Meade County, Kentucky courthouse
Meade County courthouse in Brandenburg
Map of Kentucky highlighting Meade County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1823
Named for James Meade
Seat Brandenburg
Largest city Brandenburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

325 sq mi (842 km²)
305 sq mi (790 km²)
19 sq mi (49 km²), 5.9%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

28,602
94/sq mi (36/km²)
Congressional district 2nd
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Meade County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 28,602.[1] Its county seat is Brandenburg.[2] The county was founded December 17, 1823, and named for Captain James M. Meade, who was killed in action at the Battle of River Raisin during the War of 1812.[3][4][5]

Meade County is part of the Elizabethtown-Fort Knox, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Louisville/Jefferson County-Elizabethtown-Madison, KY-IN Combined Statistical Area.

Geography Edit

Ohioriver

View of the Ohio River in Meade County

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 325 square miles (840 km2), of which 305 square miles (790 km2) is land and 19 square miles (49 km2) (5.9%) is water.[6] All 56 miles (90 km) of the county's northern border faces Indiana, across from the Ohio River.

Outdoor attractions Edit

Adjacent counties Edit

TransportationEdit

The Regional planning group One Knox considers the largest road projects needed to support the growth from the BRAC realignment at Fort Knox to include extending Kentucky Route 313 to US 60 in Meade County and then into Brandenburg creating a corridor between Radcliff and Elizabethtown running parallel to U.S. Route 31W (Dixie Highway), and building a new extension from Bullion Boulevard in Fort Knox to KY 313 in Radcliff. The group estimates that buying the right of way for the KY 313 project to Brandenburg would cost nearly $30 million. The realignment at Fort Knox is projected to bring thousands of workers and jobs, along with millions of dollars into the regions economy.

Demographics Edit

Meade County Bank Muldraugh 2011

The Meade County Bank in Muldraugh resembles the U.S. Gold Bullion Depository's exterior design at Fort Knox

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 4,131
1840 5,780 39.9%
1850 7,393 27.9%
1860 8,898 20.4%
1870 9,485 6.6%
1880 10,323 8.8%
1890 9,484 −8.1%
1900 10,533 11.1%
1910 9,783 −7.1%
1920 9,442 −3.5%
1930 8,042 −14.8%
1940 8,827 9.8%
1950 9,422 6.7%
1960 18,938 101.0%
1970 18,796 −0.7%
1980 22,854 21.6%
1990 24,170 5.8%
2000 26,349 9.0%
2010 28,602 8.6%
Est. 2016 28,126 [7] 6.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790–1960[9] 1900–1990[10]
1990–2000[11] 2010–2013[1]

As of the census[12] of 2000, there were 26,349 people, 9,470 households, and 7,396 families residing in the county. The population density was 85 per square mile (33 /km2). There were 10,293 housing units at an average density of 33 per square mile (13 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 92.37% White, 4.13% Black or African American, 0.59% Native American, 0.53% Asian, 0.13% Pacific Islander, 0.83% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. 2.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,470 households out of which 42.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.10% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.90% were non-families. Of all households 18.40% were made up of individuals and 6.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.77 and the average family size was 3.15.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.80% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 32.70% from 25 to 44, 20.30% from 45 to 64, and 8.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 100.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,966, and the median income for a family was $40,592. Males had a median income of $30,835 versus $22,038 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,000. About 9.30% of families and 11.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.80% of those under age 18 and 12.30% of those age 65 or over.

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Other unincorporated placesEdit

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 70.8% 8,660 24.7% 3,026 4.5% 545
2012 60.5% 6,606 37.8% 4,122 1.7% 188
2008 59.7% 6,691 38.8% 4,343 1.5% 172
2004 65.3% 7,152 34.0% 3,724 0.7% 75
2000 58.6% 5,319 39.6% 3,596 1.7% 156
1996 38.3% 2,855 49.0% 3,653 12.6% 941
1992 35.9% 2,641 46.0% 3,387 18.2% 1,337
1988 52.6% 3,441 47.0% 3,079 0.4% 25
1984 60.2% 3,820 39.4% 2,503 0.4% 24
1980 45.2% 2,740 52.9% 3,205 1.9% 114
1976 36.1% 1,755 62.2% 3,030 1.7% 83
1972 60.9% 2,492 37.7% 1,541 1.4% 57
1968 33.0% 1,385 45.9% 1,926 21.2% 889
1964 25.5% 3,076 74.4% 1,055 0.1% 5
1960 43.4% 1,826 56.6% 2,385 0.0% 0
1956 45.2% 1,670 54.6% 2,016 0.2% 6
1952 38.2% 1,265 61.6% 2,040 0.2% 5
1948 28.0% 773 69.3% 1,915 2.7% 74
1944 36.1% 1,040 63.5% 1,828 0.4% 12
1940 31.9% 995 67.7% 2,114 0.4% 12
1936 26.5% 785 70.9% 2,102 2.7% 79
1932 29.5% 1,050 69.8% 2,488 0.7% 26
1928 48.5% 1,610 51.3% 1,700 0.2% 7
1924 37.4% 1,106 61.0% 1,802 1.6% 47
1920 39.8% 1,468 59.4% 2,195 0.8% 30
1916 37.1% 803 60.9% 1,317 2.0% 44
1912 16.6% 337 56.4% 1,145 27.1% 550

See also Edit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/60B6MuKnK?url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/21/21163.html. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Meade County". Kyenc.org. http://www.kyenc.org/entry/m/MEADE02.html. Retrieved April 15, 2013. 
  4. ^ The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. pp. 36. https://books.google.com/books?id=luoxAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA36#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  5. ^ Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 598. https://books.google.com/books?id=F5FQAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA598. 
  6. ^ "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 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ky190090.txt. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ "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 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 37°59′N 86°13′W / 37.98, -86.22


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