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Robertson County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Robertson County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1867
Seat Mount Olivet
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

100 sq mi (259 km²)
100 sq mi (259 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.04%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

2,266
23/sq mi (9/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.robertsoncountyky.com

Robertson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 2,266. Its county seat is Mount Olivet6. The county is named for George Robertson, a Kentucky Congressman from 1817 to 1821. Robertson is a prohibition or dry county. It is the smallest county by population in Kentucky.

Geography Edit

Robertson county kentucky courthouse

Robertson County Courthouse in Mt. Olivet

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 259 km² (100 sq mi). 259 km² (100 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.
1870 5,399
1880 5,814 7.7%
1890 4,684 −19.4%
1900 4,900 4.6%
1910 4,121 −15.9%
1920 3,871 −6.1%
1930 3,344 −13.6%
1940 3,419 2.2%
1950 2,881 −15.7%
1960 2,443 −15.2%
1970 2,163 −11.5%
1980 2,265 4.7%
1990 2,124 −6.2%
2000 2,266 6.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21201.txt

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 2,266 people, 866 households, and 621 families residing in the county. The population density was 9/km² (23/sq mi). There were 1,034 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.63% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.22% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 866 households out of which 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 24.70% 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 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.80% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,581, and the median income for a family was $35,521. Males had a median income of $27,656 versus $20,476 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,404. About 17.50% of families and 22.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.30% of those under age 18 and 24.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

See also Edit

Coordinates: 38°31′N 84°03′W / 38.51, -84.05

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