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

354 sq mi (917 km²)
352 sq mi (912 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.57%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10,547
30/sq mi (12/km²)
Founded 1819
Named for Abraham Owen (1769–1811), killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe.
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Owen County, Kentucky courthouse.jpg
Owen County courthosue in Owenton, Kentucky
Website www.owencounty.ky.gov


Owen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 10,547. Its county seat is Owenton.[1] The county is named for Colonel Abraham Owen. It is a prohibition or dry county, with the exception of a winery (Elk Creek Vineyards) that is authorized to sell its product to the public.[2]

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 354 square miles (917 km2), of which 352 square miles (912 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5 km2) is water.

Cities and towns

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1820 2,031
1830 5,786 184.9%
1840 8,232 42.3%
1850 10,444 26.9%
1860 12,719 21.8%
1870 14,309 12.5%
1880 17,401 21.6%
1890 17,676 1.6%
1900 17,553 −0.7%
1910 14,248 −18.8%
1920 12,554 −11.9%
1930 10,710 −14.7%
1940 10,942 2.2%
1950 9,755 −10.8%
1960 8,237 −15.6%
1970 7,470 −9.3%
1980 8,924 19.5%
1990 9,035 1.2%
2000 10,547 16.7%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21187.txt

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 10,547 people, 4,086 households, and 2,995 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 per square mile (12 /km2). There were 5,345 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (5.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.03% White, 1.13% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,086 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.

The age distribution was 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,310, and the median income for a family was $38,844. Males had a median income of $29,329 versus $21,426 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,521. About 12.10% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.10% of those under age 18 and 19.90% of those age 65 or over.

Libraries

Owen County is served by a county library in the heart of Owenton. The Owen County Public Library was established in 1946 by the Owen County Woman's Club. It was housed in the front parlor of Elizabeth Holbrook Thomas's home on the same corner where the present library, built in 1973, now stands.

The Owen County Public Library houses over 25,000 items for public use, including an extensive Owen County genealogy collection. The library provides computers with high speed internet access available for public use, and furnishes a free wi-fi hotspot. The library offers color and black and white copy printing, fax services, free notary services, as well as a public meeting room that can be reserved for group use.

Visit the library at 118 North Main Street, Owenton, Kentucky or visit un online at http://www.owencountylibrary.org

See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 38°32′N 84°50′W / 38.53°N 84.83°W / 38.53; -84.83


Genealogy

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

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.57%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

10547
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.owencounty.ky.gov
Named for: Abraham Owen (1769–1811), killed at the Battle of Tippecanoe.

Owen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 10,547. Its county seat is Owenton.6 The county is named for Colonel Abraham Owen. It is a prohibition or dry county, with the exception of a winery (Elk Creek Vineyards) that is authorized to sell its product to the public.[1]

Contents

Geography

Owen County Courthouse

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 917 km² (354 sq mi). 912 km² (352 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.57%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 10,547 people, 4,086 households, and 2,995 families residing in the county. The population density was 12/km² (30/sq mi). There were 5,345 housing units at an average density of 6/km² (15/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.03% White, 1.13% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,086 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.70% were married couples living together, 8.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% were non-families. 23.10% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.00.

The age distribution was 25.50% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 100.50 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.80 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,310, and the median income for a family was $38,844. Males had a median income of $29,329 versus $21,426 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,521. About 12.10% of families and 15.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.10% of those under age 18 and 19.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

Notes and references

  1. ^ Wet & Dry Counties in Kentucky ({{subst:#ifexist:Portable Document Format|PDF|PDF}}). Kentucky Office of Alcoholic Beverage Control. Retrieved on March 21, 2007.

External links

Coordinates: 38°32′N 84°50′W / 38.53, -84.83

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