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

192 sq mi (497 km²)
191 sq mi (495 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.68%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

23,208
122/sq mi (47/km²)
Founded 1789
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Woodford county courthouse kentucky.jpg
Woodford County courthouse in Versailles, Kentucky
Website woodfordcounty.ky.gov

Woodford County is a county located in the heart of the Bluegrass region of the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 23,208. Its county seat is Versailles[1]. The county is named for General William Woodford, who was with General George Washington at Valley Forge. It is part of the Lexington-Fayette, KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Woodford County is home to Woodford Reserve, the Kentucky Bourbon manufactured at the Labrot & Graham Distillery, which was established in 1812 and is the oldest Bourbon distillery in Kentucky.

Contents

Geography

Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, Woodford County, Kentucky

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 192 square miles (497 km2), of which 191 square miles (495 km2) is land and 1 square mile (2.6 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 9,210
1800 6,624 −28.1%
1810 9,659 45.8%
1820 12,207 26.4%
1830 12,273 0.5%
1840 11,740 −4.3%
1850 12,423 5.8%
1860 11,219 −9.7%
1870 8,240 −26.6%
1880 11,800 43.2%
1890 12,380 4.9%
1900 13,134 6.1%
1910 12,571 −4.3%
1920 11,784 −6.3%
1930 10,981 −6.8%
1940 11,847 7.9%
1950 11,212 −5.4%
1960 11,913 6.3%
1970 14,434 21.2%
1980 17,778 23.2%
1990 19,955 12.2%
2000 23,208 16.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21239.txt

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 23,208 people, 8,893 households, and 6,643 families residing in the county. The population density was 122 per square mile (47 /km2). There were 9,374 housing units at an average density of 49 per square mile (19 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 92.08% White, 5.41% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 2.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,893 households out of which 35.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.30% were non-families. 21.00% 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 2.57 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $49,491, and the median income for a family was $58,218. Males had a median income of $39,284 versus $27,972 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,839. About 5.20% of families and 7.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.00% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Cities

Towns

  • Millville
  • Nonesuch
  • Mortonsville
  • Troy

Notable residents

Recent Royal Visits

  • Queen Elizabeth II stayed in Woodford County at Lane's End Farm in May 2007. She also attended the Kentucky Derby in Louisville.

Education

References

External links

Coordinates: 38°02′N 84°44′W / 38.04°N 84.74°W / 38.04; -84.74


Genealogy

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Woodford County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Woodford County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1789
Seat Versailles
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.68%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

23208
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.woodfordchamber-ky.com

Woodford County is a county located in the heart of the Bluegrass region of the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 23,208. Its county seat is Versailles6. The county is named for General William Woodford, who was with General George Washington at Valley Forge.

Woodford County is home to Woodford Reserve, the Kentucky Bourbon manufactured at the Labrot & Graham Distillery, which was established in 1812 and is the oldest Bourbon distillery in Kentucky.

Contents

Geography

Buckley Wildlife Sanctuary, Woodford County, Kentucky

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 497 km² (192 sq mi). 494 km² (191 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.68%) is water.

Adjacent counties



Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 23,208 people, 8,893 households, and 6,643 families residing in the county. The population density was 47/km² (122/sq mi). There were 9,374 housing units at an average density of 19/km² (49/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.08% White, 5.41% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 2.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,893 households out of which 35.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.30% were non-families. 21.00% 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 2.57 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $49,491, and the median income for a family was $58,218. Males had a median income of $39,284 versus $27,972 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,839. About 5.20% of families and 7.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.00% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Woodford County Courthouse

Notable residents

  • Mike Gentry- former Arizona Cardinal
  • Taylor Phillips-2006 American Junior Miss
  • Actor Sam Shepard
  • US Rep. Ben Chandler

Education

References

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

See also

Coordinates: 38°02′N 84°44′W / 38.04, -84.74

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