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

424 sq mi (1,098 km²)
423 sq mi (1 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.34%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

37,477
89/sq mi (34/km²)
Founded 1785
Named for Thomas Nelson, Jr. (1738–1789), signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
New Nelson County KY Courthouse.JPG
Nelson County courthouse in Bardstown, Kentucky
Website www.nelsoncountyky.com

Nelson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 37,477. In 2006 the population was estimated at 42,102. Its county seat is Bardstown[1]. The county is part of the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY–IN Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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History

The fourth county created in what is now Kentucky, it was formed from Jefferson County, Virginia, in 1784. The county is named for Thomas Nelson, Jr. a Virginia Governor who signed the Declaration of Independence. In 1808, another new Virginia county was named for Governor Nelson. (see Nelson County, Virginia).

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 424 square miles (1,098 km2), of which 423 square miles (1,096 km2) is land and 1 square mile (3 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 11,315
1800 9,866 −12.8%
1810 14,078 42.7%
1820 16,273 15.6%
1830 14,932 −8.2%
1840 13,637 −8.7%
1850 14,789 8.4%
1860 15,799 6.8%
1870 14,804 −6.3%
1880 16,609 12.2%
1890 16,417 −1.2%
1900 16,587 1.0%
1910 16,830 1.5%
1920 16,137 −4.1%
1930 16,551 2.6%
1940 18,004 8.8%
1950 19,521 8.4%
1960 22,168 13.6%
1970 23,477 5.9%
1980 27,584 17.5%
1990 29,710 7.7%
2000 37,477 26.1%
Est. 2006 42,102 12.3%
Nelson County, Kentucky census figures

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 37,477 people and 14,934 housing units in the county.[3] The population density was 89 per square mile (34 /km2). There were 14,934 housing units at an average density of 35 per square mile (14 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 92.84% White, 5.51% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 1.05% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race.

There were 13,953 households out of which 38.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 12.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.08.

The age distribution was 27.70% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39, and the median income for a family was $44. Males had a median income of $32 versus $21for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,120. About 10.00% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.70% of those under age 18 and 17.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities, towns and census-designated places

  • Deatsville
  • Fairfield
  • Highgrove
  • Howardstown
  • Lenore
  • Nazareth
  • New Haven
  • New Hope
  • Samuels
  • Trappist

See also

External links

References

Coordinates: 37°48′N 85°28′W / 37.80°N 85.47°W / 37.80; -85.47


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Nelson County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Nelson County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1785
Seat Bardstown
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.34%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

37477
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.bardstownchamber.com
Named for: Thomas Nelson (1738–1789), signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Nelson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 37,477. In 2006 the population was estimated at 42,102. Its county seat is Bardstown6. The county is named for Thomas Nelson a Virginia Governor who signed the Declaration of Independence. The county is part of the Louisville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Nelson County Courthouse in Bardstown. Built 1891-1892

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,098 km² (424 sq mi). 1,095 km² (423 sq mi) of it is land and 4 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.34%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 37,477 people, 13,953 households, and 10,269 families residing in the county. The population density was 34/km² (89/sq mi). There were 14,934 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (35/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.84% White, 5.51% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.51% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 1.05% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 13,953 households out of which 38.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.90% were married couples living together, 12.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.40% were non-families. 22.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.08.

The age distribution is 27.70% under the age of 18, 8.70% from 18 to 24, 30.80% from 25 to 44, 22.20% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $39,010, and the median income for a family was $44,600. Males had a median income of $32,015 versus $21,838 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,120. About 10.00% of families and 12.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.70% of those under age 18 and 17.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities, towns and census-designated places

See also


Coordinates: 37°48′N 85°28′W / 37.80, -85.47

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