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Menifee County, Kentucky
Menifee County Courhouse, Kentucky
Menifee County courthouse in Frenchburg
Map of Kentucky highlighting Menifee County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1869
Named for Richard H. Menefee
Seat Frenchburg
Largest city Frenchburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

206 sq mi (534 km²)
204 sq mi (528 km²)
2.3 sq mi (6 km²), 1.1%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

6,306
31/sq mi (12/km²)
Congressional district 6th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.menifeecounty.ky.gov

Menifee County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 6,306,[1] making it the fifth-least populous county in Kentucky. Its county seat is Frenchburg.[2] The county is named for Richard Hickman Menefee, U.S. Congressman, although the spelling has changed.[3] It is a prohibition or dry county.

Menifee County is part of the Mount Sterling, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Lexington-Fayette-Richmond-Frankfort, KY Combined Statistical Area. It is located in the foothills of the Cumberland Plateau.[4]

HistoryEdit

Menifee County was formed on May 29, 1869, from portions of Bath, Montgomery, Morgan, Powell, and Wolfe counties.[4][5]

In the 2008 Presidential Election Menifee County was one of eight in the state of Kentucky where the majority of voters voted for Barack Obama.[6]

On March 2, 2012 an F3 tornado hit Menifee county and several other surrounding counties.[7] Many were injured, 3 died.[8]

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 206 square miles (530 km2), of which 204 square miles (530 km2) is land and 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2) (1.1%) is water.[9]

Menifee County is mountainous and heavily forested. Much of the land is within Daniel Boone National Forest. Only about 10% of the county's land is in cultivated farms, and the county ranks 102nd of Kentucky's 120 counties in agricultural revenue.[4]

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870 1,986
1880 3,755 89.1%
1890 4,666 24.3%
1900 6,818 46.1%
1910 6,153 −9.8%
1920 5,779 −6.1%
1930 4,958 −14.2%
1940 5,691 14.8%
1950 4,798 −15.7%
1960 4,276 −10.9%
1970 4,050 −5.3%
1980 5,117 26.3%
1990 5,092 −0.5%
2000 6,556 28.8%
2010 6,306 −3.8%
Est. 2016 6,408 [10] −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[11]
1790-1960[12] 1900-1990[13]
1990-2000[14] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[15] of 2000, there were 6,556 people, 2,537 households, and 1,900 families residing in the county. The population density was 32 per square mile (12 /km2). There were 3,710 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (6.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.64% White, 1.37% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.14% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.11% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,537 households out of which 32.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.40% were married couples living together, 8.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% were non-families. 22.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 25.20% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 101.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $22,064, and the median income for a family was $26,325. Males had a median income of $25,670 versus $17,014 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,399. About 23.40% of families and 29.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 38.50% of those under age 18 and 23.40% of those age 65 or over.

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[16]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 72.3% 2,010 25.2% 700 2.5% 69
2012 57.1% 1,484 40.3% 1,048 2.5% 66
2008 46.4% 1,155 51.3% 1,276 2.3% 58
2004 48.1% 1,215 50.8% 1,284 1.2% 29
2000 52.0% 1,170 46.2% 1,038 1.8% 41
1996 34.1% 608 55.0% 979 10.9% 194
1992 26.0% 557 61.1% 1,311 12.9% 277
1988 37.5% 670 61.3% 1,096 1.2% 22
1984 44.4% 785 54.0% 956 1.6% 29
1980 35.5% 547 62.6% 966 1.9% 30
1976 22.4% 304 76.8% 1,041 0.8% 11
1972 43.9% 596 53.9% 732 2.2% 30
1968 38.7% 509 42.1% 554 19.3% 254
1964 22.7% 1,076 76.8% 318 0.5% 7
1960 45.2% 817 54.8% 989 0.0% 0
1956 40.3% 799 59.7% 1,185 0.1% 1
1952 34.3% 638 65.4% 1,219 0.3% 6
1948 27.5% 435 70.3% 1,112 2.2% 34
1944 36.7% 568 63.1% 976 0.2% 3
1940 30.2% 511 69.5% 1,176 0.3% 5
1936 33.2% 559 66.6% 1,123 0.2% 4
1932 24.8% 474 74.6% 1,425 0.6% 11
1928 50.2% 732 49.8% 725 0.0% 0
1924 33.5% 450 65.0% 873 1.6% 21
1920 33.3% 581 65.8% 1,149 0.9% 16
1916 33.6% 369 66.4% 730 0.1% 1
1912 24.7% 254 62.4% 643 12.9% 133

CommunitiesEdit

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. http://www.webcitation.org/60B7jx9eX?url=http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/21/21165.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. ^ 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. 
  4. ^ a b c Bryant, Ron D. (1992). "Menifee County". In Kleber, John. Encyclopedia of Kentucky. pp. 625. 
  5. ^ Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 601. https://books.google.com/books?id=F5FQAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA601. 
  6. ^ Officials in 4 Appalachian counties proud their residents supported Obama Lexington Herald-Leader, Nov 6, 2008.
  7. ^ Deadly Tornado Cut 60-Mile Path In Eastern Kentucky The Associated Press, Mar 5, 2012.
  8. ^ [1] WAVE News, Mar 5, 2012.
  9. ^ "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. 
  10. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  11. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  13. ^ "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. 
  14. ^ "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. 
  15. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  16. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External linksEdit

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Coordinates: 37°57′N 83°36′W / 37.95, -83.60


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