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Anderson County
Anderson County courthouse in Lawrenceburg
Anderson County courthouse in Lawrenceburg
Map of Kentucky highlighting Anderson County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Country  United States
State  Kentucky
Founded 1827
Named for Richard Clough Anderson, Jr.
Seat Lawrenceburg
Largest city Lawrenceburg
Area
 • Total 204 sq mi (530 km2)
 • Land 202 sq mi (520 km2)
 • Water 2.4 sq mi (6 km2)  1.2%%
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 21,421
 • Density 106/sq mi (41/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district 6th

Anderson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 21,421. Its county seat is Lawrenceburg. The county was formed in 1827 and named for Richard Clough Anderson, Jr., a Kentucky legislator, U.S. Congressman and minister to Colombia.

Anderson County is part of the Frankfort, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Lexington-Fayette-Richmond-Frankfort, KY Combined Statistical Area.

History

Anderson County was established in 1827 from land given by Franklin, Mercer, and Washington counties.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 204 square miles (530 km2), of which 202 square miles (520 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (1.2%) is water. The county is in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass region along the Kentucky River.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 4,520
1840 5,452 20.6%
1850 6,260 14.8%
1860 7,404 18.3%
1870 5,449 −26.4%
1880 9,361 71.8%
1890 10,610 13.3%
1900 10,051 −5.3%
1910 10,146 0.9%
1920 9,982 −1.6%
1930 8,494 −14.9%
1940 8,936 5.2%
1950 8,984 0.5%
1960 8,618 −4.1%
1970 9,358 8.6%
1980 12,567 34.3%
1990 14,571 15.9%
2000 19,111 31.2%
2010 21,421 12.1%
Est. 2015 21,979 2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

At the 2000 census, there were 19,111 people, 7,320 households and 5,526 families residing in the county. The population density was 94 per square mile (36/km²). There were 7,752 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.53% White, 2.35% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 7,320 households of which 37.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.80% were married couples living together, 9.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.50% were non-families. 20.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.99.

Age distribution was 26.60% under the age of 18, 7.40% from 18 to 24, 32.40% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 10.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.00 males.

The median household income was $45,433, and the median family income was $50,837. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $25,053 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,621. About 4.80% of families and 7.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.70% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.

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