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

197 sq mi (510 km²)
197 sq mi (510 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0.12%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

6,813
35/sq mi (14/km²)
Founded 1800
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Nicholas County Kentucky Courthouse.jpg
Nicholas County courthouse in Carlisle, Kentucky

Nicholas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 6,813. Its county seat is Carlisle[1]. The county is named for George Nicholas, the "Father of the Kentucky Constitution".

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 197 square miles (510 km2), essentially all of which is land.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1810 4,898
1820 7,973 62.8%
1830 8,834 10.8%
1840 8,745 −1.0%
1850 10,361 18.5%
1860 11,030 6.5%
1870 9,129 −17.2%
1880 11,869 30.0%
1890 10,764 −9.3%
1900 11,952 11.0%
1910 10,601 −11.3%
1920 9,894 −6.7%
1930 8,571 −13.4%
1940 8,617 0.5%
1950 7,532 −12.6%
1960 6,677 −11.4%
1970 6,508 −2.5%
1980 7,157 10.0%
1990 6,725 −6.0%
2000 6,813 1.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21181.txt

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,813 people, 2,710 households, and 1,951 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 per square mile (14 /km2). There were 3,051 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.31% White, 0.84% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,710 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.60% 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 2.48 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,886, and the median income for a family was $35,491. Males had a median income of $26,960 versus $21,102 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,880. About 9.70% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 16.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Notable residents

  • Barton Stone Alexander, (1819-1878), born in Nicholas County, brigadier general in the American Civil War, designer of Fort McPherson[3]
  • Daniel Boone, (1735-1820), reportedly moved to Nicholas County in 1795 after living in the Kanhawa Valley, W.Va. In about 1798 Boone moved to the mouth of the Little Sandy River at the current Greenup, Kentucky. Boone left Kentucky with his extended family for Missouri in 1799. While in Nicholas County, Boone was supposed to have lived on the Brushy Fork of Hinkston Creek near current Millersburg in a cabin owned by his son Daniel Morgan Boone. [4]
  • Author Barbara Kingsolver was raised near Carlisle

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.  
  3. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963.  
  4. ^ Boone A Biography. Robert Morgan: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill. 2007.  

Coordinates: 38°20′N 84°01′W / 38.34°N 84.01°W / 38.34; -84.01


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Nicholas County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Nicholas County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1800
Seat Carlisle
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.12%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

6813
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Named for: Thomas Nelson (1738–1789), signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Nicholas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 6,813. Its county seat is Carlisle6. The county is named for George Nicholas, the "Father of the Kentucky Constitution".

Contents

Geography

Nicholas County Courthouse

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 510 km² (197 sq mi). 509 km² (197 sq mi) of it is land and 1 km² (0 sq mi) of it (0.12%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,813 people, 2,710 households, and 1,951 families residing in the county. The population density was 13/km² (35/sq mi). There were 3,051 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (16/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.31% White, 0.84% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,710 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.60% 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 2.48 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,886, and the median income for a family was $35,491. Males had a median income of $26,960 versus $21,102 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,880. About 9.70% of families and 13.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.20% of those under age 18 and 16.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Notable residents

References

    1. ^ (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

Coordinates: 38°20′N 84°01′W / 38.34, -84.01

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