Nicholas County, Kentucky

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Nicholas County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Nicholas County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1800
Named for Thomas Nelson (1738–1789), signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Seat Carlisle
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

197 sq mi (510 km²)
197 sq mi (509 km²)
0 sq mi (1 km²), 0.12%
 - (2000)
 - Density

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".

Geography Edit

Nicholas County Kentucky Courthouse

Nicholas County Courthouse

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 510 km² (197 sq mi). 509 km² (197 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.12%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 4,898
1820 7,973 62.8%
1830 8,834 10.8%
1840 8,745 −1.0%
1850 10,361 18.5%
1860 11,030 6.5%
1870 9,129 −17.2%
1880 11,869 30.0%
1890 10,764 −9.3%
1900 11,952 11.0%
1910 10,601 −11.3%
1920 9,894 −6.7%
1930 8,571 −13.4%
1940 8,617 0.5%
1950 7,532 −12.6%
1960 6,677 −11.4%
1970 6,508 −2.5%
1980 7,157 10.0%
1990 6,725 −6.0%
2000 6,813 1.3%

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

References Edit

    1. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963. 

Coordinates: 38°20′N 84°01′W / 38.34, -84.01

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