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Powell County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Powell County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1852
Seat Stanton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

180 sq mi (467 km²)
180 sq mi (467 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.04%
 - (2000)
 - Density

74/sq mi (28/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Powell County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 13,237. Its county seat is Stanton6. The county was formed January 7, 1852 by Kentucky Governor Lazarus W. Powell. It is a prohibition or dry county.

Powell County is home to Natural Bridge State Park and the Red River Gorge Geologic Area, two of Kentucky's most important natural areas and ecotourism destinations, as well as Pilot Knob State Nature Preserve.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 467 km² (180 sq mi). 467 km² (180 sq mi) of it is land and 0 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.04%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1860 2,257
1870 2,599 15.2%
1880 3,639 40.0%
1890 4,698 29.1%
1900 6,443 37.1%
1910 6,268 −2.7%
1920 6,745 7.6%
1930 5,800 −14.0%
1940 7,671 32.3%
1950 6,812 −11.2%
1960 6,674 −2.0%
1970 7,704 15.4%
1980 11,101 44.1%
1990 11,686 5.3%
2000 13,237 13.3%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,237 people, 5,044 households, and 3,783 families residing in the county. The population density was 28/km² (74/sq mi). There were 5,526 housing units at an average density of 12/km² (31/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.56% White, 0.62% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.05% Asian, 0.07% from other races, and 0.58% from two or more races. 0.66% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,044 households out of which 36.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.20% were married couples living together, 12.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.00% were non-families. 21.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.60% under the age of 18, 9.50% from 18 to 24, 30.00% from 25 to 44, 23.30% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 99.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,515, and the median income for a family was $30,483. Males had a median income of $26,962 versus $18,810 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,060. About 18.90% of families and 23.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.00% of those under age 18 and 20.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

See also Edit

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 37°50′N 83°50′W / 37.83, -83.83

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