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Morgan County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Morgan County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1823
Named for Daniel Morgan (1736–1802), Revolutionary War general.
Seat West Liberty
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

384 sq mi (994 km²)
381 sq mi (987 km²)
2 sq mi (6 km²), 0.64%
 - (2000)
 - Density

37/sq mi (14/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Morgan County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 13,948. Its county seat is West Liberty6. The county is named for Daniel Morgan.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 994 km² (384 sq mi). 987 km² (381 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.64%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 2,857
1840 4,603 61.1%
1850 7,620 65.5%
1860 9,237 21.2%
1870 5,975 −35.3%
1880 8,455 41.5%
1890 11,249 33.0%
1900 12,792 13.7%
1910 16,259 27.1%
1920 16,518 1.6%
1930 15,130 −8.4%
1940 16,827 11.2%
1950 13,624 −19.0%
1960 11,056 −18.8%
1970 10,019 −9.4%
1980 12,103 20.8%
1990 11,648 −3.8%
2000 13,948 19.7%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,948 people, 4,752 households, and 3,568 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (37/sq mi). There were 5,487 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (14/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 94.59% White, 4.38% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.16% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.61% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,752 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.40% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.90% were non-families. 22.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.97.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.40% under the age of 18, 10.60% from 18 to 24, 32.90% from 25 to 44, 22.30% 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 123.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 128.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $21,869, and the median income for a family was $26,135. Males had a median income of $23,966 versus $18,463 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,657. 27.20% of the population and 23.50% of families were below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 33.90% are under the age of 18 and 28.50% are 65 or older.

Cities and Towns Edit

See also Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 37°55′N 83°16′W / 37.92, -83.26

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