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Jackson County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Jackson County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1858
Seat McKee
Largest community Annville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

347 sq mi (899 km²)
345 sq mi (894 km²)
1.3 sq mi (3 km²), 0.4%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

13,494
39/sq mi (15/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: http://www.jacksoncountyky.org/
Named for: Andrew Jackson

Jackson County is a county located in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 13,494. Its county seat is McKee. The county was formed in 1858 from land given by Madison, Estill, Owsley, Clay, Laurel, and Rockcastle counties. It was named for Andrew Jackson, seventh President of the United States. It is a prohibition or dry county.

Jackson County is home to the Daniel Boone National Forest.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 347 square miles (900 km2), of which 345 square miles (890 km2) is land and 1.3 square miles (3.4 km2) (0.4%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected area

  • Daniel Boone National Forest (part)

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1860 3,087
1870 4,547 47.3%
1880 6,678 46.9%
1890 8,261 23.7%
1900 10,561 27.8%
1910 10,734 1.6%
1920 11,687 8.9%
1930 10,467 −10.4%
1940 16,339 56.1%
1950 13,101 −19.8%
1960 10,677 −18.5%
1970 10,005 −6.3%
1980 11,996 19.9%
1990 11,955 −0.3%
2000 13,495 12.9%
2010 13,494 0.0%
Est. 2015 13,352 −1.1%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 13,495 people, 5,307 households, and 3,953 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 per square mile (15/km2). There were 6,065 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (6.9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 99.17% White, 0.05% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.01% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,307 households out of which 35.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 10.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.50% were non-families. 23.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 2.96.

In the county, the population was spread out with 26.10% under the age of 18, 9.80% from 18 to 24, 29.40% from 25 to 44, 22.90% from 45 to 64, and 11.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $20,177, and the median income for a family was $23,638. Males had a median income of $25,087 versus $16,065 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,711. About 25.80% of families and 30.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 36.50% of those under age 18 and 24.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

City

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated places


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