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Fleming County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Fleming County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1798
Seat Flemingsburg
Largest City Flemingsburg
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

351 sq mi (909 km²)
349 sq mi (904 km²)
2.8 sq mi (7 km²), 0.8%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

14,348
41/sq mi (16/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: www.flemingkychamber.com
Named for: John Fleming (1735–1791), early settler of Kentucky

Fleming County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,348. Its county seat is Flemingsburg. The county was formed in 1798 and named for Colonel John Fleming, an Indian fighter and early settler. It's a prohibition or dry county.

In 1998, the Kentucky General Assembly designated Fleming County as the Covered Bridge Capital of Kentucky.

History

Fleming County was established in 1798 from land given by Mason County. The first courthouse, possibly built of logs, was replaced in 1830 and again in 1952.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 351 square miles (910 km2), of which 349 square miles (900 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.8%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1800 5,016
1810 8,947 78.4%
1820 12,186 36.2%
1830 13,499 10.8%
1840 13,268 −1.7%
1850 13,914 4.9%
1860 12,489 −10.2%
1870 13,398 7.3%
1880 15,221 13.6%
1890 16,078 5.6%
1900 17,074 6.2%
1910 16,066 −5.9%
1920 15,614 −2.8%
1930 12,931 −17.2%
1940 13,327 3.1%
1950 11,962 −10.2%
1960 10,890 −9.0%
1970 11,366 4.4%
1980 12,323 8.4%
1990 12,292 −0.3%
2000 13,792 12.2%
2010 14,348 4.0%
Est. 2015 14,637 6.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 13,792 people, 5,367 households, and 3,966 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km²). There were 6,120 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.33% White, 1.41% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,367 households out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.10% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% 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 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,990, and the median income for a family was $33,300. Males had a median income of $26,463 versus $19,895 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,214. About 14.80% of families and 18.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.90% of those under age 18 and 20.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

Cities

Census-designated place

Unincorporated communities


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