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Taylor County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Taylor County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1848
Seat Campbellsville
Largest City Campbellsville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

277 sq mi (717 km²)
266 sq mi (689 km²)
10 sq mi (26 km²), 3.8%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

24,512
92/sq mi (36/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: http://www.taylorcounty.us/

Taylor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 24,512. Its county seat is Campbellsville. Settled from Virginia, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and North Carolina after the Revolutionary War, the county was organized in 1848 in the Highland Rim region. It was named for General Zachary Taylor, later President of the United States.

The city of Campbellsville is wet (allows alcoholic sales) but Taylor County is a prohibition or dry County. ;" Taylor County was the 100th county created by Kentucky.

The Campbellsville Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Taylor County. It is represented in the Kentucky House of Representatives by Republican John "Bam" Carney, an educator. In 2009 Carney succeeded fellow Republican Russ Mobley, a retired associate professor of theatre arts at Campbellsville University.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 277 square miles (720 km2), of which 266 square miles (690 km2) is land and 10 square miles (26 km2) (3.8%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 7,250
1860 7,481 3.2%
1870 8,226 10.0%
1880 9,259 12.6%
1890 9,353 1.0%
1900 11,075 18.4%
1910 11,961 8.0%
1920 12,236 2.3%
1930 12,047 −1.5%
1940 13,556 12.5%
1950 14,403 6.2%
1960 16,285 13.1%
1970 17,138 5.2%
1980 21,178 23.6%
1990 21,146 −0.2%
2000 22,927 8.4%
2010 24,512 6.9%
Est. 2015 25,420 3.7%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 22,927 people, 9,233 households, and 6,555 families residing in the county. The population density was 85 per square mile (33/km2). There were 10,180 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (15/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.62% White, 5.06% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.18% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.32% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 9,233 households out of which 30.90% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.40% were married couples living together, 11.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% were non-families. 26.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.40% under the age of 18, 10.40% from 18 to 24, 26.90% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 15.20% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 92.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $28,089, and the median income for a family was $33,854. Males had a median income of $26,633 versus $20,480 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,162. About 14.20% of families and 17.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.70% of those under age 18 and 18.30% of those age 65 or over.

Communities


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