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Rockcastle County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Rockcastle County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1810
Seat Mount Vernon
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

318 sq mi (824 km²)
318 sq mi (822 km²)
1 sq mi (1 km²), 0.17%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

16,582
52/sq mi (20/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website rockcastlecountyky.com

Rockcastle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 16,582. Its county seat is Mt. Vernon6. The county is named for the Rockcastle River which runs through it. The river, in turn, is named for its majestic rock cliffs.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 824 km² (318 sq mi). 822 km² (318 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.17%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1820 2,249
1830 2,865 27.4%
1840 3,409 19.0%
1850 4,697 37.8%
1860 5,343 13.8%
1870 7,145 33.7%
1880 9,670 35.3%
1890 9,841 1.8%
1900 12,416 26.2%
1910 14,473 16.6%
1920 15,406 6.4%
1930 15,149 −1.7%
1940 17,165 13.3%
1950 13,925 −18.9%
1960 12,334 −11.4%
1970 12,305 −0.2%
1980 13,973 13.6%
1990 14,803 5.9%
2000 16,582 12.0%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21203.txt

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 16,582 people, 6,544 households, and 4,764 families residing in the county. The population density was 20/km² (52/sq mi). There were 7,353 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.81% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 0.62% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,544 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.90% were married couples living together, 11.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.20% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 8.80% from 18 to 24, 30.00% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 13.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $23,475, and the median income for a family was $30,278. Males had a median income of $26,770 versus $18,388 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,337. About 19.10% of families and 23.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.30% of those under age 18 and 21.60% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 37°22′N 84°19′W / 37.36, -84.32

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