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

336 sq mi (870 km²)
335 sq mi (868 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.28%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14,120
42/sq mi (16/km²)
Founded 1860
Named for Daniel Webster (1782–1852), American statesman.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Webster County Courthouse Kentucky.jpg
Webster County Courthouse in Dixon, Kentucky
Website www.webstercountyky.com

Webster County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. According to http://www.kygenweb.net/counties/formation.html, Webster County was formed from parts of the Counties of Henderson, Hopkins, and Union in 1860. As of 2000, the population is 14,120. Its county seat is Dixon[1]. The county is named for Daniel Webster. It's a prohibition or dry county.

Webster County is part of the Evansville, IN–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Contents

Geography

Webster County is part of the Western Coal Fields region of Kentucky. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 336 square miles (870 km2), of which, 335 square miles (868 km2) is land and 1 square mile (3 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 14,120 people, 5,560 households, and 4,053 families residing in the county. The population density was 42 per square mile (16 /km2). There were 6,250 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7.3 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.63% White, 4.67% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,560 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,529, and the median income for a family was $38,208. Males had a median income of $31,149 versus $20,375 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,657. About 12.40% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.80% of those under age 18 and 15.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Government Officials

  • County Judge/Executive - James "Jim" Townsend
  • Magistrate - Tony Felker
  • Magistrate - Pete O'Nan
  • County Attorney - William Prow
  • Coroner - Larry Vanover
  • Sheriff - Frankie Springfield
  • Jailer - Terry Elder
  • County Surveyor - Garland Whitledge
  • Property Valuation Administrator - Jeffrey Kelley
  • County Clerk - Valerie Franklin
  • Circuit Clerk - Amy Villines

National Association of Counties[3]

Notable natives

See also

References

Coordinates: 37°31′N 87°41′W / 37.52°N 87.68°W / 37.52; -87.68


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Webster County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Webster County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1860
Seat Dixon
Largest City Providence
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.28%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

14120
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.webstercountyky.com
Named for: Daniel Webster (1782–1852), American statesman.

Webster County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 14,120. Its county seat is Dixon6. The county is named for Daniel Webster. It's a prohibition or dry county.

Contents

Geography

Webster County is part of the Western Coal Fields region of Kentucky. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 869 km² (336 sq mi). 867 km² (335 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.28%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 14,120 people, 5,560 households, and 4,053 families residing in the county. The population density was 16/km² (42/sq mi). There were 6,250 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (19/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 93.63% White, 4.67% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.77% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 1.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,560 households out of which 31.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.90% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.10% were non-families. 24.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.90% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 27.90% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.30 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,529, and the median income for a family was $38,208. Males had a median income of $31,149 versus $20,375 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,657. About 12.40% of families and 15.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.80% of those under age 18 and 15.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Government Officials

  • County Judge/Executive - James "Jim" Townsend
  • Magistrate - Tony Felker
  • Magistrate - Pete O'Nan
  • Magistrate - Chad Townsend
  • County Attorney - William Prow
  • Coroner - Larry Vanover
  • Sheriff - Frankie Springfield
  • Jailer - Terry Elder
  • County Surveyor - Garland Whitledge
  • Property Valuation Administrator - Jeffrey Kelley
  • County Clerk - Valerie Franklin
  • Circuit Clerk - Amy Villines
  • Conservation Officer - Josh Gunn

[1]

Notable persons from Webster County

See also


References

  1. ^ Data & Demographics. National Association of Counties. Retrieved on 2007-06-11.

Coordinates: 37°31′N 87°41′W / 37.52, -87.68

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