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Taylor County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Taylor County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1848
Seat Campbellsville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

277 sq mi (718 km²)
270 sq mi (699 km²)
7 sq mi (19 km²), 2.61%
 - (2000)
 - Density

85/sq mi (33/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Taylor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 22,927. Its county seat is Campbellsville6. The county is named for President Zachary Taylor. Taylor is a prohibition or dry county.

It is represented in the Kentucky House of Representatives by the Republican Russ Mobley, a former associate professor at Campbellsville University.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 718 km² (277 sq mi). 699 km² (270 sq mi) of it is land and 19 km² (7 sq mi) of it (2.61%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 7,250
1860 7,481 3.2%
1870 8,226 10.0%
1880 9,259 12.6%
1890 9,353 1.0%
1900 11,075 18.4%
1910 11,961 8.0%
1920 12,236 2.3%
1930 12,047 −1.5%
1940 13,556 12.5%
1950 14,403 6.2%
1960 16,285 13.1%
1970 17,138 5.2%
1980 21,178 23.6%
1990 21,146 −0.2%
2000 22,927 8.4%

As of the census² of 2000, there were 22,927 people, 9,233 households, and 6,555 families residing in the county. The population density was 33/km² (85/sq mi). There were 10,180 housing units at an average density of 15/km² (38/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.62% White, 5.06% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,233 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 10.40% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,089, and the median income for a family was $33,854. Males had a median income of $26,633 versus $20,480 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,162. About 14.20% of families and 17.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.70% of those under age 18 and 18.30% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

See also Edit

Coordinates: 37°22′N 85°20′W / 37.37, -85.33

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