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Trimble County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Trimble County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1837
Seat Bedford
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

156 sq mi (405 km²)
149 sq mi (386 km²)
7 sq mi (19 km²), 4.72%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

8,125
55/sq mi (21/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.trimblecounty.com

Trimble County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 8,125. Its county seat is Bedford6. The county is named for Robert Trimble. Trimble is a prohibition or dry county.

Geography Edit

Trimble county jail

Trimble County Jail, built circa 1850

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 405 km² (156 sq mi). 386 km² (149 sq mi) of it is land and 19 km² (7 sq mi) of it (4.72%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 4,480
1850 5,963 33.1%
1860 5,880 −1.4%
1870 5,577 −5.2%
1880 7,171 28.6%
1890 7,140 −0.4%
1900 7,272 1.8%
1910 6,512 −10.5%
1920 6,011 −7.7%
1930 5,348 −11.0%
1940 5,601 4.7%
1950 5,148 −8.1%
1960 5,102 −0.9%
1970 5,349 4.8%
1980 6,253 16.9%
1990 6,090 −2.6%
2000 8,125 33.4%
Est. 2006 9,074 11.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21223.txt

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 8,125 people, 3,137 households, and 2,296 families residing in the county. The population density was 21/km² (55/sq mi). There were 3,437 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (23/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.90% White, 0.30% Black or African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.68% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 1.37% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,137 households out of which 35.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.60% were married couples living together, 8.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.80% were non-families. 22.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.40% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 30.90% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,192, and the median income for a family was $41,925. Males had a median income of $30,500 versus $21,656 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,354. About 10.00% of families and 13.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.70% of those under age 18 and 16.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities, towns and census-designated placesEdit

See alsoEdit

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Coordinates: 38°36′N 85°20′W / 38.60, -85.34

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