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

164 sq mi (425 km²)
162 sq mi (420 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 1.47%
PopulationEst.
 - (2007)
 - Density

156,675
935/sq mi (361/km²)
Founded 1840
Named for Simon Kenton (1755–1836), pioneer.
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Kenton county courthouse.jpg
Kenton County Courthouse in Independence, Kentucky.
Website www.kentoncounty.org

Kenton County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Kentucky, United States. It was formed in 1840. In 2008, the population was 157,692. It is the third most populous county in Kentucky behind Jefferson County and Fayette County. Its county seats are Covington and Independence [1]. It is the only county in Kentucky to have two county seats. The county is named for Simon Kenton.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county was founded by Kenton Gerald Solvey. The county has a total area of 164 square miles (425 km2), of which 162 square miles (420 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5 km2) is water. The county is located in the Outer Bluegrass area of the Bluegrass region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 455 feet (139 m) to 960 feet (293 m) above sea level

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 17,038
1860 25,467 49.5%
1870 36,096 41.7%
1880 43,983 21.9%
1890 54,161 23.1%
1900 63,591 17.4%
1910 70,355 10.6%
1920 73,453 4.4%
1930 93,534 27.3%
1940 93,139 −0.4%
1950 104,254 11.9%
1960 120,700 15.8%
1970 129,440 7.2%
1980 137,058 5.9%
1990 142,031 3.6%
2000 151,464 6.6%
Est. 2008 157,692 4.1%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21117.txt

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 151,464 people, 59,444 households, and 39,470 families living in the county. The population density was 935 per square mile (361 /km2). There were 63,571 housing units at an average density of 392 per square mile (151 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.99% White, 3.84% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race.

There were 59,444 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.10% were married couples living together, 12.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.60% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.11.

The age distribution was 26.30% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,906, and the median income for a family was $52,953. Males had a median income of $37,845 versus $27,253 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,085. About 7.10% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.00% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities

Other place

Visalia and Latonia Lakes have been dissolved as cities within Kenton County

Historical marker for the county in Independence

Public Education

The public education in Kenton County is extensive, with five school districts providing education to those in all parts of Kenton County, including the extremely southern rural areas and the highly urbanized north. The districts are:

  • The Kenton County School District
  • Covington Independent Public Schools
  • Beechwood Independent School District (serves Fort Mitchell)
  • Ludlow Independent Schools
  • Erlanger-Elsmere Schools

Catholic Education

The Catholic educational system is as extensive as the public system. These schools are operated by the Diocese of Covington's Department of Schools. The Diocese runs 17 schools in Kenton County.

Higher education

Thomas More College is the only institute of higher learning wholly in the county itself. Northern Kentucky University has a Covington campus located at 1401 Dixie Highway. NKU's main campus is not far from Kenton County only about 4 miles from the Licking River. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System also operates the Gateway Community and Technical College. Classes are provided at GCTC locations in Boone County, Covington/Park Hills, and Edgewood.

Libraries

Kenton County is served by a county library with branches in Covington, Erlanger, and Independence. The Erlanger Branch has grown to be the busiest branch library in the state of Kentucky.[2]

In 2008, Kenton County Public Library received the highest score of any Kentucky library ranked by Hennen's American Public Library Ratings.[3]

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 38°56′N 84°32′W / 38.93°N 84.54°W / 38.93; -84.54


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Kenton County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Kenton County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1840
Seat Covington, and Independence
Largest City Covington
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 1.47%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

151464
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.kentoncounty.org
Named for: Simon Kenton (1755–1836), pioneer.

Kenton County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. It was formed in 1840. In 2000, the population was 151,464. It is the third most populous county in Kentucky behind Jefferson County and Fayette County. Its county seats are Covington and Independence [1]. The county is named for Simon Kenton.

Contents

Geography

Kenton County Courthouse in Independence

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 426 km² (164 sq mi). Of this, 420 km² (162 sq mi) is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (1.47%) is water. The county is located in the Outer Bluegrass area of the Bluegrass region of the state. The elevation in the county ranges from 455 to 960 feet (293 m) above sea level

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 151,464 people, 59,444 households, and 39,470 families living in the county. The population density was 361/km² (935/sq mi). There were 63,571 housing units at an average density of 152/km² (392/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.99% White, 3.84% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.59% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.41% from other races, and 1.00% from two or more races. 1.10% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 59,444 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.10% were married couples living together, 12.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.60% were non-families. 27.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.30% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 31.90% from 25 to 44, 21.40% from 45 to 64, and 11.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 96.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $43,906, and the median income for a family was $52,953. Males had a median income of $37,845 versus $27,253 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,085. About 7.10% of families and 9.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 12.00% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities

Historical marker for the county in Independence

Public Education

The public education is Kenton County is extensive. With several school district supplying education to those in all parts of Kenton County including the extremely southern rural areas and the highly urbanized north. The school districts in the county include:

  • Kenton County School District
  • Covington Independent Public Schools
  • Beechwood Independent Schools (serves Fort Mitchell)
  • Ludlow Indenpendent Schools
  • Erlanger-Elsmere Schools

Catholic Education

The Catholic education is just as extensive with Catholic education being run through the Diocese of Covington and their Department of Catholic Schools. The Diocese runs 17 schools in Kenton County.

Higher Education

Thomas More College is the only university wholly in the county itself. Northern Kentucky University has a Covington campus located at 1401 Dixie Highway. NKU's main campus is not far from Kenton County only about 4 miles from the Licking River. The Kentucky Community and Technical College System also operates the Gateway Community and Technical College which has two campuses in Kenton County. One is located adjacent to NKU's Covington Campus and the other is located in Edgewood at 790 Thomas More Parkway.

Libraries

Kenton County is served by a county library with branches in Covington, Erlanger, and Independence. The Erlanger branch is one of the busiest libraries in the state of Kentucky.

Visalia and Latonia Lakes have been dissolved as cities within Kenton County

External links

Coordinates: 38°56′N 84°32′W / 38.93, -84.54

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