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|Nicholas County, Kentucky|
Location in the state of Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
|Named for||Thomas Nelson (1738–1789), signer of the Declaration of Independence.|
197 sq mi (510 km²)
197 sq mi (509 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.12%
35/sq mi (13/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Nicholas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 6,813. Its county seat is Carlisle6. The county is named for George Nicholas, the "Father of the Kentucky Constitution".
Adjacent counties Edit
- Robertson County (north)
- Fleming County (northeast)
- Bath County (southeast)
- Bourbon County (southwest)
- Harrison County (northwest)
As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,813 people, 2,710 households, and 1,951 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (35/sq mi). There were 3,051 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.31% White, 0.84% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 2,710 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.92.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.30 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $29,886, and the median income for a family was $35,491. Males had a median income of $26,960 versus $21,102 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,880. About 9.70% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 16.80% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns Edit
Notable residents Edit
- Barton Stone Alexander, (1819-1878), born in Nicholas County, brigadier general in the American Civil War, designer of Fort McPherson
- Author Barbara Kingsolver was raised near Carlisle
- ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963.
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