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

677 sq mi (1,753 km²)
662 sq mi (1,715 km²)
15 sq mi (39 km²), 2.28%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

59,200
85/sq mi (33/km²)
Founded 1799
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.spcchamber.com

Pulaski County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2008, the population was 60,851. By 2010 it is projected to become the 14th most populous county in the state with a population of 62,183. Its county seat is Somerset6. The county is named for Count Kazimierz Pułaski. Most of the county is a prohibition or dry county. The exceptions are a winery in northeastern Pulaski County (Sinking Valley Vineyards) that sells wine to the public, and the City of Burnside allows restaurants that seat over 100 patrons to serve alcoholic beverages by the drink.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 677 square miles (1,753 km2), of which 662 square miles (1,715 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1800 3,161
1810 6,897 118.2%
1820 7,597 10.1%
1830 9,500 25.0%
1840 9,620 1.3%
1850 14,195 47.6%
1860 17,201 21.2%
1870 17,670 2.7%
1880 21,318 20.6%
1890 25,731 20.7%
1900 31,293 21.6%
1910 35,986 15.0%
1920 34,010 −5.5%
1930 35,640 4.8%
1940 39,863 11.8%
1950 38,452 −3.5%
1960 34,403 −10.5%
1970 35,234 2.4%
1980 45,803 30.0%
1990 49,489 8.0%
2000 56,217 13.6%
Est. 2008 60,851 8.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21199.txt

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 56,217 people, 22,719 households, and 16,334 families residing in the county. The population density was 85 per square mile (33 /km2). There were 27,181 housing units at an average density of 41 per square mile (16 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.48% White, 1.07% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. However, there is a growing influx of immigrants mainly illegal who are not constituted in this census. In the past 10 years the growing Hispanic population is overwhelmingly evident.

There were 22,719 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% 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 2.87.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,370, and the median income for a family was $32,350. Males had a median income of $27,398 versus $19,236 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,352. About 14.80% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.90% of those under age 18 and 16.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Notable residents

References

  1. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 1963.  

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Pulaski County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Pulaski County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1799
Seat Somerset
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.28%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

59200
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.spcchamber.com

Pulaski County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2005, the population was 59,200. By 2010 it is projected to become the 14th most populous county in the state with a population of 62,183. Its county seat is Somerset6. The county is named for Count Kazimierz Pułaski. Most of the county is a prohibition or dry county. The exceptions are two wineries (Sinking Valley Vineyards and Cedar Creek Vineyards) that sell wine to the public, and the City of Burnside, which allows restaurants that seat over 100 patrons to serve alcoholic beverages by the drink. It is the birthplace of Ms. Rose Will Monroe, the inspiration for Rosie the Riveter.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,754 km² (677 sq mi). 1,714 km² (662 sq mi) of it is land and 40 km² (15 sq mi) of it (2.28%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 56,217 people, 22,719 households, and 16,334 families residing in the county. The population density was 33/km² (85/sq mi). There were 27,181 housing units at an average density of 16/km² (41/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.48% White, 1.07% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. However, there is a growing influx of immigrants, mainly illegal, who are not constituted in this census. In the past 10 years the growing Hispanic population is overwhelmingly evident. In recent years there has been a substantial increase in the number of extra-terrestrials visiting the county; rising up nearly 4.3% from figures published in the late 1950's.

There were 22,719 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% 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 2.87.

The age distribution was 23.40% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,370, and the median income for a family was $32,350. Males had a median income of $27,398 versus $19,236 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,352. About 14.80% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.90% of those under age 18 and 16.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Notable residents

See also

References

  1. ^ (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 
  2. ^ {http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/H085.htm}

External links

Coordinates: 37°06′N 84°35′W / 37.10, -84.58

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