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

443 sq mi (1,147 km²)
441 sq mi (1,142 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.55%
Population
 - (2008 (est.))
 - Density

82,292
161/sq mi (62/km²)
Founded 1786
Named for James Madison (1751–1836), Founding Father, would later become 4th President of the United States (1809–1817).
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Madison County, Kentucky courthouse.JPG
Madison County courthouse in Richmond, Kentucky
Website www.madisoncountyky.us

Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2008, the population was 82,192. Its county seat is Richmond[1]. The county is named for Virginia statesman James Madison, who later became the fourth President of the United States. This is also where famous pioneer Daniel Boone lived and built his fort. Madison County is part of the Richmond-Berea micropolitan area.

It is considered a moist county, meaning that the county prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages (a dry county), but contains a city where retail alcohol sales are allowed, specifically Richmond (although two of the city's 19 precincts are dry.[2]). Alcohol can also be sold by the drink by the Arlington and Bull Run Golf Clubs. In addition, the Acres of Land Winery is authorized to make and sell wine, and is also allowed to sell beer and wine by the drink at its on-site restaurant.[3]

Madison County is home to Eastern Kentucky University and Bybee Pottery, one of the oldest pottery operations in the United States.[4]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 443 square miles (1,147 km2), of which 441 square miles (1,142 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 5,772
1800 10,490 81.7%
1810 15,540 48.1%
1820 15,954 2.7%
1830 18,751 17.5%
1840 16,355 −12.8%
1850 15,727 −3.8%
1860 17,207 9.4%
1870 19,543 13.6%
1880 22,052 12.8%
1890 24,348 10.4%
1900 25,607 5.2%
1910 26,951 5.2%
1920 26,284 −2.5%
1930 27,621 5.1%
1940 28,541 3.3%
1950 31,179 9.2%
1960 33,482 7.4%
1970 42,730 27.6%
1980 53,352 24.9%
1990 57,508 7.8%
2000 70,872 23.2%
Est. 2008 82,192 16.0%
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As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 70,872 people, 27,152 households, and 18,218 families residing in the county. The population density was 161 per square mile (62 /km2). There were 29,595 housing units at an average density of 67 per square mile (26 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.01% White, 4.44% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race.

There were 27,152 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.90.

By age, 21.90% were under 18, 18.80% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 20.10% from 45 to 64, and 9.80% 65 or older. The median age was 31 years. Both the relatively large 18-to-24 population and the relatively low median age can be explained by the presence of Eastern Kentucky University, and to a considerably lesser extent Berea College. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,861, and the median income for a family was $41,383. Males had a median income of $31,974 versus $22,487 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,790. About 12.00% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.80% of those under age 18 and 17.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

Lonnie Napier (1940- ) - one of the current representatives for House District 36 in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

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. ^ Lanier, Yvette (2007-08-01). "Berea votes down alcohol sales again". Lexington Herald-Leader. http://kentucky.com/454/story/138641.html. Retrieved 2007-08-01.  
  3. ^ "Wet & Dry Counties in Kentucky" (PDF). Kentucky Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control. http://www.abc.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/88403470-8A7E-410C-9816-8B520F7649C8/0/WetDryList.pdf. Retrieved March 21, 2007.  
  4. ^ Foust, Michele. "200-year-old Kentucky pottery business a sight to see ", Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 2007-02-25. Retrieved on February 23, 2009.
  5. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

External links

Coordinates: 37°43′N 84°17′W / 37.72°N 84.28°W / 37.72; -84.28


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Madison County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Madison County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1786
Seat Richmond
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.55%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

70872
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.madisoncountyky.us
Named for: James Madison (1751–1836), Founding Father, would later become 4th President of the United States (1809–1817).

Madison County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 70,872. Its county seat is Richmond6. The county is named for Virginia statesman James Madison, who later became the fourth President of the United States. This is also where famous pioneer Daniel Boone lived and built his fort.

It is considered a moist county, meaning that the county prohibits the sale of alcoholic beverages (a dry county), but contains a city where retail alcohol sales are allowed, specifically Richmond (although five of the city's 19 precincts are dry, as Kentucky allows individual precincts in wet cities to vote themselves dry[1]

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Geography

Madison County Courthouse

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,148 km² (443 sq mi). 1,141 km² (441 sq mi) of it is land and 6 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.55%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 70,872 people, 27,152 households, and 18,218 families residing in the county. The population density was 62/km² (161/sq mi). There were 29,595 housing units at an average density of 26/km² (67/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.01% White, 4.44% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.72% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.34% from other races, and 1.19% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 27,152 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.10% were married couples living together, 10.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.90% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.90.

The age distribution was 21.90% under the age of 18, 18.80% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 20.10% from 45 to 64, and 9.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 31 years. Both the relatively large 18-to-24 population and the relatively low median age can be explained by the presence of Eastern Kentucky University, and to a considerably lesser extent Berea College. For every 100 females there were 93.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $32,861, and the median income for a family was $41,383. Males had a median income of $31,974 versus $22,487 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,790. About 12.00% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.80% of those under age 18 and 17.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Notes and references

  1. ^ {{cite news|url=http://kentucky.com/454/story/138641.html |title=Berea votes down alcohol sales again |first=Yvette |last=Lanier |publisher=Lexington Herald-Leader

External links

Coordinates: 37°43′N 84°17′W / 37.72, -84.28

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