|Woodford County, Kentucky|
Location in the state of Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
192 sq mi (497 km²)
191 sq mi (494 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.68%
122/sq mi (47/km²)
|Time zone||Eastern: UTC-5/-4|
Woodford County is a county located in the heart of the Bluegrass region of the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 23,208. Its county seat is Versailles6. The county is named for General William Woodford, who was with General George Washington at Valley Forge.
Adjacent counties Edit
- Franklin County (northwest)
- Scott County (northeast)
- Fayette County (east)
- Jessamine County (southeast)
- Mercer County (southwest)
- Anderson County (west)
As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,208 people, 8,893 households, and 6,643 families residing in the county. The population density was 47/km² (122/sq mi). There were 9,374 housing units at an average density of 19/km² (49/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.08% White, 5.41% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 2.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,893 households out of which 35.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.30% were non-families. 21.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% 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 2.99.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $49,491, and the median income for a family was $58,218. Males had a median income of $39,284 versus $27,972 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,839. About 5.20% of families and 7.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.00% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns Edit
Notable residents Edit
- Charles W. Field, (1819-1892), born at "Airy Mount" in Woodford County, United States Army officer and Doorkeeper of the United States House of Representatives
- Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler- Former commissioner of major league baseball
- William Shatner -Star Trek's Captain Kirk
- Mike Gentry- former Arizona Cardinal
- John Conlee- Country Music Singer
- Taylor Phillips-2006 American Junior Miss
- Actor Sam Shepard
- US Rep. Ben Chandler
- Huntertown Elementary
- Northside Elementary
- Southside Elementary
- St. Leo's (Serves K-8/Private)
- Southside Elementary
- Woodford County High School
- Woodford County Middle School
- Midway College
- ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963.
See also Edit
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