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

476 sq mi (1,233 km²)
462 sq mi (1,197 km²)
14 sq mi (36 km²), 2.91%
PopulationEst.
 - (2007)
 - Density

93,756
198/sq mi (76/km²)
Founded 1815
Named for Joseph Hamilton Daviess (1774–1811), lawyer killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Daviess County, Kentucky courthouse.jpg
Daviess County courthouse in Owensboro, Kentucky
Website www.daviessky.org

Daviess County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1815. The population estimate for 2008 is 94,418. It is included in the Owensboro, Kentucky, Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Owensboro[1]. The county is named for Colonel Joseph Hamilton Daviess, the U.S. Attorney who prosecuted Aaron Burr.

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Geography

Daviess County is part of the Western Coal Fields region of Kentucky. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 476 square miles (1,233 km2), of which 462 square miles (1,197 km2) is land and 14 square miles (36 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1820 3,876
1830 5,209 34.4%
1840 8,331 59.9%
1850 12,362 48.4%
1860 15,549 25.8%
1870 20,714 33.2%
1880 27,730 33.9%
1890 33,120 19.4%
1900 38,667 16.7%
1910 41,020 6.1%
1920 40,733 −0.7%
1930 43,779 7.5%
1940 52,335 19.5%
1950 57,241 9.4%
1960 70,588 23.3%
1970 79,486 12.6%
1980 85,949 8.1%
1990 87,189 1.4%
2000 91,545 5.0%
Est. 2008 94,418 3.1%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21059.txt

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 91,545 people, 36,033 households, and 24,826 families residing in the county. The population density was 198 per square mile (76 /km2). There were 38,432 housing units at an average density of 83 per square mile (32 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.69% White, 4.35% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 36,033 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,813, and the median income for a family was $45,404. Males had a median income of $35,295 versus $21,971 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,739. About 9.40% of families and 12.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.60% of those under age 18 and 11.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

  • Owensboro
  • Whitesville
  • Masonville
  • Sorgho
  • Curdsville
  • West Louisville
  • Knoxville
  • Philpot
  • Utica
  • Maceo
  • Brown's Valley
  • Red Hill
  • Knottsville
  • St. Joseph
  • Stanley
  • Rome

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.  

External links

Coordinates: 37°44′N 87°05′W / 37.73°N 87.09°W / 37.73; -87.09


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Daviess County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Daviess County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1815
Seat Owensboro
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.91%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

91545
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.daviessky.org
Named for: Joseph Hamilton Daviess (1774–1811), lawyer killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe

Daviess County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1815. As of 2000, the population was 91,545. The population estimate for 2005 is 93,060. It is included in the Owensboro Metropolitan Statistical Area. Its county seat is Owensboro6. The county is named for Colonel Joseph Hamilton Daviess, the U.S. Attorney who prosecuted Aaron Burr.

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Geography

Daviess County is part of the Western Coal Fields region of Kentucky. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,234 km² (476 sq mi). 1,198 km² (462 sq mi) of it is land and 36 km² (14 sq mi) of it (2.91%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 91,545 people, 36,033 households, and 24,826 families residing in the county. The population density was 76/km² (198/sq mi). There were 38,432 housing units at an average density of 32/km² (83/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.69% White, 4.35% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.44% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 0.92% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 36,033 households out of which 32.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.60% were married couples living together, 11.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.10% were non-families. 27.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.80% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 28.40% from 25 to 44, 23.00% from 45 to 64, and 13.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 92.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $36,813, and the median income for a family was $45,404. Males had a median income of $35,295 versus $21,971 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,739. About 9.40% of families and 12.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.60% of those under age 18 and 11.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

External links

Coordinates: 37°44′N 87°05′W / 37.73, -87.09

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