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Ohio County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Ohio County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1799
Named for The Ohio River, which formed the county's northern border until the creation of Daviess and Hancock counties.
Seat Hartford
Largest city Beaver Dam
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

597 sq mi (1,546 km²)
594 sq mi (1,538 km²)
3 sq mi (8 km²), 0.49%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

22,916
39/sq mi (15/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.ohiocounty.com

Ohio County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 22,916. Its county seat is Hartford6. The county is named for the Ohio River, which originally formed its northern boundary. It is a prohibition or dry county.

Geography Edit

Ohio County is part of the Western Coal Fields region of Kentucky. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,546 km² (597 sq mi). 1,538 km² (594 sq mi) of it is land and 8 km² (3 sq mi) of it (0.49%) is water. Of the 120 counties in Kentucky, it is the fifth largest.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1800 1,223
1810 3,792 210.1%
1820 3,879 2.3%
1830 4,715 21.6%
1840 6,592 39.8%
1850 9,749 47.9%
1860 12,209 25.2%
1870 15,561 27.5%
1880 19,669 26.4%
1890 22,946 16.7%
1900 27,287 18.9%
1910 27,642 1.3%
1920 26,473 −4.2%
1930 24,469 −7.6%
1940 24,421 −0.2%
1950 20,840 −14.7%
1960 17,725 −14.9%
1970 18,790 6.0%
1980 21,765 15.8%
1990 21,105 −3.0%
2000 22,916 8.6%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21183.txt

As of the census² of 2000, there were 22,916 people, 8,899 households, and 6,585 families residing in the county. The population density was 15/km² (39/sq mi). There were 9,909 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (17/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.71% White, 0.75% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.20% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.45% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 1.01% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,899 households out of which 33.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.20% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.00% were non-families. 23.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 96.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,557, and the median income for a family was $34,970. Males had a median income of $29,778 versus $19,233 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,317. About 13.90% of families and 17.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.90% of those under age 18 and 15.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

See also Edit

Coordinates: 37°28′N 86°50′W / 37.47, -86.84

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