Wolfe County, Kentucky

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Wolfe County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Wolfe County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1860
Seat Campton
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

223 sq mi (577 km²)
223 sq mi (577 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.04%
 - (2000)
 - Density

32/sq mi (12/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Wolfe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 7,065. Its county seat is Campton6. The county is named for Nathaniel Wolfe.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 577 km² (223 sq mi). 577 km² (223 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 3,603
1880 5,638 56.5%
1890 7,180 27.4%
1900 8,764 22.1%
1910 9,864 12.6%
1920 8,783 −11.0%
1930 8,425 −4.1%
1940 9,997 18.7%
1950 7,615 −23.8%
1960 6,534 −14.2%
1970 5,669 −13.2%
1980 6,698 18.2%
1990 6,503 −2.9%
2000 7,065 8.6%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,065 people, 2,816 households, and 1,976 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (32/sq mi). There were 3,264 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.24% White, 0.24% Black or African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.06% from other races, and 0.33% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,816 households out of which 33.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.30% were married couples living together, 12.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.80% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.90% under the age of 18, 9.40% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 12.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $19,310, and the median income for a family was $23,333. Males had a median income of $23,859 versus $18,952 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,321. About 29.90% of families and 35.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 50.20% of those under age 18 and 26.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

External link Edit

Coordinates: 37°44′N 83°29′W / 37.74, -83.49

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