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|Mercer County, Kentucky|
Location in the state of Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Hugh Mercer (1726–1777), killed at the Battle of Princeton.|
253 sq mi (656 km²)
251 sq mi (650 km²)
2 sq mi (6 km²), 0.87%
83/sq mi (32/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Adjacent counties Edit
- Anderson County (north)
- Woodford County (northeast)
- Jessamine County (east)
- Garrard County (southeast)
- Boyle County (south)
- Washington County (west)
As of the census² of 2000, there were 20,817 people, 8,423 households, and 6,039 families residing in the county. The population density was 32/km² (83/sq mi). There were 9,289 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (37/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.00% White, 3.69% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. 1.27% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,423 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.80% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.30% were non-families. 25.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 29.10% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 94.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.70 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $35,555, and the median income for a family was $43,121. Males had a median income of $33,657 versus $22,418 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,972. About 10.00% of families and 12.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.40% of those under age 18 and 12.00% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns Edit
Law and Government Edit
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Notable residents Edit
- John Adair, member of the United States House of Representatives and United States Senate, also governor of Kentucky
Local Attractions Edit
See also Edit
- ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Marquis Who's Who. 1963.
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