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Hart County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Hart County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Seat Munfordville
Largest city Munfordville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

418 sq mi (1,083 km²)
416 sq mi (1,077 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.47%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

17,445
42/sq mi (16/km²)
Founded 1819
Named for Nathaniel G. T. Hart (1784–1813), lawyer and soldier captured at the Battle of River Raisin and killed by Indians.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Hart County Courthouse Kentucky.jpg
Hart County Courthouse in Munfordville, Kentucky
Website www.hartcountyky.org

Hart County is a county located in the U.S. state — or, more correctly, "Commonwealth" — of Kentucky. It was formed in 1819. As of 2000, the population was 17,445. Its county seat is Munfordville[1]. The county is named for Captain Nathaniel G.T. Hart, a Kentucky militia officer in the War of 1812 who was wounded at the Battle of Frenchtown and died in the Massacre of the River Raisin. The Battle of Munfordville, a Confederate victory, was fought in the county in 1862, during the American Civil War. Hart County is a prohibition or dry county.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 418 square miles (1,083 km2), of which 416 square miles (1,077 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1820 4,184
1830 5,191 24.1%
1840 7,031 35.4%
1850 9,093 29.3%
1860 10,348 13.8%
1870 13,687 32.3%
1880 17,133 25.2%
1890 16,439 −4.1%
1900 18,390 11.9%
1910 18,173 −1.2%
1920 18,544 2.0%
1930 16,169 −12.8%
1940 17,239 6.6%
1950 15,321 −11.1%
1960 14,119 −7.8%
1970 13,980 −1.0%
1980 15,402 10.2%
1990 14,890 −3.3%
2000 17,445 17.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21099.txt

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 17,445 people, 6,769 households, and 4,812 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 per square mile (16 /km2). There were 8,045 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 92.58% White, 6.20% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 0.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,769 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% 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 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,378, and the median income for a family was $31,746. Males had a median income of $26,994 versus $19,418 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,495. About 18.60% of families and 22.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.40% of those under age 18 and 22.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Mammoth Cave National Park

The visitor center for Mammoth Cave National Park and the cave for which it is named are located in western Hart County.

The majority of the land area of the park is in adjacent counties, but those areas are more rarely visited.

See also

Coordinates: 37°17′N 85°53′W / 37.29°N 85.89°W / 37.29; -85.89

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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Hart County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Hart County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1819
Seat Munfordville
Largest City Horse Cave
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.47%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

17445
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.hartcountyky.org
Named for: Nathaniel G. T. Hart (1784–1813), lawyer captured at the Battle of River Raisin.

Hart County is a county located in the U.S. state — or, more correctly, "Commonwealth" — of Kentucky. It was formed in 1819. As of 2000, the population is 17,445. Its county seat is Munfordville6. The county is named for Captain Nathaniel G.T. Hart, a Kentucky Militia officer in the War of 1812 honored after the Battle of River Raisin. Hart County is a prohibition or dry county.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,082 km² (418 sq mi). 1,077 km² (416 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.47%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 17,445 people, 6,769 households, and 4,812 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (42/sq mi). There were 8,045 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.58% White, 6.20% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 0.69% from two or more races. 0.86% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,769 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.80% were married couples living together, 10.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.90% were non-families. 25.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% 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 3.05.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.70% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 13.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,378, and the median income for a family was $31,746. Males had a median income of $26,994 versus $19,418 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,495. About 18.60% of families and 22.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.40% of those under age 18 and 22.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

External links

Coordinates: 37°17′N 85°53′W / 37.29, -85.89

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