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Carter County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Carter County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Seat Grayson
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

412 sq mi (1,067 km²)
410 sq mi (1,062 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.38
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

26,889
66/sq mi (25/km²)
Founded 1838
Named for Colonel William Grayson Carter, Kentucky state senator (1834–1838).
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Carter County, Kentucky courthouse.jpg
Carter County courthouse in Grayson Kentucky
Website www.kyhometown.com/grayson

Carter County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1838. As of 2000, the population was 26,889. Its county seat is Grayson, Kentucky[1]. The county is named for Colonel William Grayson Carter. Carter County is one of 55 counties in Kentucky that is a dry county, meaning the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited everywhere in the county. In 2003, Carter County was added to the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) area and is somewhat of an exurb county for those cities.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 412 square miles (1,067 km2), of which 410 square miles (1,062 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

History

Carter County was formed on February 9, 1838 from portions of Greenup County and Lawrence County. It was named after William Grayson Carter, a US Senator.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1840 2,905
1850 6,241 114.8%
1860 8,516 36.5%
1870 7,509 −11.8%
1880 12,345 64.4%
1890 17,204 39.4%
1900 20,228 17.6%
1910 21,966 8.6%
1920 22,474 2.3%
1930 23,839 6.1%
1940 25,545 7.2%
1950 22,559 −11.7%
1960 20,817 −7.7%
1970 19,850 −4.6%
1980 25,060 26.2%
1990 24,340 −2.9%
2000 26,889 10.5%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21043.txt

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 26,889 people, 10,342 households, and 7,746 families residing in the county. The population density was 66 per square mile (25 /km2). There were 11,534 housing units at an average density of 28 per square mile (11 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 99.02% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,342 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,427, and the median income for a family was $31,278. Males had a median income of $28,690 versus $20,554 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,442. About 19.20% of families and 22.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.90% of those under age 18 and 21.30% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Cities and towns

See also

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Coordinates: 38°20′N 83°03′W / 38.33°N 83.05°W / 38.33; -83.05


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Carter County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Carter County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1838
Seat Grayson
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.38
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

26889
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.kyhometown.com/grayson
Named for: Colonel William Grayson Carter, Kentucky state senator (1834–1838).

Carter County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1838. As of 2000, the population was 26,889. Its county seat is Grayson6. The county is named for Colonel William Grayson Carter. Carter County is one of 55 counties in the Kentucky that is a dry county, meaning the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited everywhere in the county. In 2003, Carter County was added to the Huntington-Ashland (MSA) area and is somewhat of an exurb county for those cities.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,067 km² (412 sq mi). 1,063 km² (411 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.38%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 26 people, 10,342 households, and 7,746 families residing in the county. The population density was 25/km² (66/sq mi). There were 11,534 housing units at an average density of 11/km² (28/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.02% White, 0.13% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.08% from other races, and 0.41% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 10,342 households out of which 33.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.50% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.10% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.95.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 23.80% from 45 to 64, and 12.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $26,427, and the median income for a family was $31,278. Males had a median income of $28,690 versus $20,554 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,442. About 19.20% of families and 22.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.90% of those under age 18 and 21.30% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Cities and towns

See also

External links

Coordinates: 38°20′N 83°03′W / 38.33, -83.05

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