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Montgomery County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Montgomery County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1797
Named for Richard Montgomery (1736–1775), military general killed at the Battle of Quebec.
Seat Mount Sterling
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

199 sq mi (515 km²)
199 sq mi (514 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.11%
 - (2006)
 - Density

114/sq mi (44/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2006, the population was 24,887. Its county seat is Mount Sterling6. With regard to the sale of alcohol, it is classified as a moist county—a county in which alcohol sales are prohibited (a dry county), but containing a "wet" city where package alcohol sales are allowed, in this case Mount Sterling.[1]

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 515 km² (199 sq mi). 514 km² (199 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.11%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

History Edit

Montgomery County, Kentucky courthouse

Montgomery County Courthouse

Montgomery County was named in honor of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War Brigadier General killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. An alternative story holds that the County was named for Thomas Montgomery, from Virginia, who served in the Revolutionary War. In 1793 Thomas Montgomery settled in Mt. Sterling. In 1805, Thomas Montgomery moved on to Gibson County.

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1800 7,082
1810 12,975 83.2%
1820 9,587 −26.1%
1830 10,240 6.8%
1840 9,332 −8.9%
1850 9,903 6.1%
1860 7,859 −20.6%
1870 7,557 −3.8%
1880 10,566 39.8%
1890 12,367 17.0%
1900 12,834 3.8%
1910 12,868 0.3%
1920 12,245 −4.8%
1930 11,660 −4.8%
1940 12,280 5.3%
1950 13,025 6.1%
1960 13,461 3.3%
1970 15,364 14.1%
1980 20,046 30.5%
1990 19,561 −2.4%
2000 22,554 15.3%

As of the census² of 2000, there were 22,554 people, 8,902 households, and 6,436 families residing in the county. The population density was 44/km² (114/sq mi). There were 9,682 housing units at an average density of 19/km² (49/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 95.07% White, 3.48% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 1.15% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,902 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.70% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.70% were non-families. 23.90% 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 2.49 and the average family size was 2.93.

The age distribution was 24.90% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 12.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 94.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,746, and the median income for a family was $36,939. Males had a median income of $31,428 versus $20,941 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,701. About 12.50% of families and 15.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.10% of those under age 18 and 17.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

Notes and referencesEdit

  1. ^ {{cite web|url= |title=Wet & Dry Counties in Kentucky |publisher=Kentucky Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control |accessmonthday=March 21 |accessyear=2007 |format=PDF

External links Edit

Coordinates: 38°02′N 83°55′W / 38.03, -83.91

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