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Wayne County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Wayne County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1800
Seat Monticello
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

484 sq mi (1,254 km²)
459 sq mi (1,190 km²)
25 sq mi (64 km²), 5.12%
 - (2000)
 - Density

43/sq mi (17/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Wayne County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 19,923. Its county seat is Monticello6. The county is named for Anthony Wayne. It's a prohibition or dry county.

History Edit

Wayne County was formed December 13, 1800 from Pulaski and Cumberland Counties. It was the 43rd county and is named for General "Mad Anthony" Wayne.

Geography Edit

Wayne county ky farmland

Farmland in Wayne County, KY

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,254 km² (484 sq mi). 1,190 km² (459 sq mi) of it is land and 64 km² (25 sq mi) of it (5.12%) is water.

The county's elevation ranges from 723 to 1788, at the Monticello/Wayne County Airport the elevation is 963 feet. Wayne County is located in the Pennyrile Plateau (image) and Eastern Coal Field (image) regions of Kentucky.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 5,430
1820 7,951 46.4%
1830 8,685 9.2%
1840 7,399 −14.8%
1850 8,692 17.5%
1860 10,259 18.0%
1870 10,602 3.3%
1880 12,512 18.0%
1890 12,852 2.7%
1900 14,892 15.9%
1910 17,518 17.6%
1920 16,208 −7.5%
1930 15,848 −2.2%
1940 17,204 8.6%
1950 16,475 −4.2%
1960 14,700 −10.8%
1970 14,268 −2.9%
1980 17,022 19.3%
1990 17,468 2.6%
2000 19,923 14.1%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 19,923 people, 7,913 households, and 5,808 families residing in the county. The population density was 17/km² (43/sq mi). There were 9,789 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (21/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 96.98% White, 1.49% Black or African American, 0.18% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.47% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. 1.46% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,913 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.60% were non-families. 23.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.40% 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 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.30% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 28.10% from 25 to 44, 24.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $20,863, and the median income for a family was $24,869. Males had a median income of $24,021 versus $18,102 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,601. About 24.60% of families and 29.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.90% of those under age 18 and 31.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

External links Edit

Coordinates: 36°49′N 84°50′W / 36.81, -84.83

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