Edmonson County, Kentucky

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Edmonson County
Edmonson County Courthouse in Brownsville
Edmonson County Courthouse in Brownsville
Map of Kentucky highlighting Edmonson County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 37°13′N 86°15′W / 37.21°N 86.25°W / 37.21; -86.25
Country United States
State Kentucky
FoundedJanuary 12, 1825
Named forJohn Edmonson
SeatBrownsville
Largest cityBrownsville
Area
 • Total308 sq mi (800 km2)
 • Land303 sq mi (780 km2)
 • Water5.1 sq mi (13 km2)  1.7%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
12,274
 • Density40/sq mi (20/km2)
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district2nd
Websitewww.edmonsoncounty.ky.gov

Edmonson County is a county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 12,161.[1] Its county seat is Brownsville.[2] This is a dry county where the sale of alcohol is prohibited.

History[change | change source]

The county was formed on January 12, 1825 from land given by Grayson, Hart and Warren counties and named for Captain John "Jack" Edmonson (1764–1813), who was killed at the Battle of Frenchtown during the War of 1812.[3][4][5][6]

Geography[change | change source]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 308 square miles (800 km2), of which 303 square miles (780 km2) is land and 5.1 square miles (13 km2) (1.7%) is water.[7]

Bordering counties[change | change source]

National protected area[change | change source]

Demographics[change | change source]

Historical population
Census Pop.
18302,642
18402,91410.3%
18504,08840.3%
18604,64513.6%
18704,459−4.0%
18807,22262.0%
18908,00510.8%
190010,08025.9%
191010,4693.9%
192010,8944.1%
193011,4755.3%
194011,344−1.1%
19509,376−17.3%
19608,085−13.8%
19708,7518.2%
19809,96213.8%
199010,3574.0%
200011,64412.4%
201012,1614.4%
2018 (est.)12,274[8]0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 11,644 people, 4,648 households, and 3,462 families living in the county. The population density was 38 per square mile (15/km2). There were 6,104 housing units at an average density of 20 per square mile (7.7/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.39% White, 0.58% Black or African American, 0.44% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.46% from two or more races. 0.56% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,648 households out of which 31.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.20% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.50% were non-families. 22.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county, the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 27.80% from 25 to 44, 25.30% from 45 to 64, and 14.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 males there were 92.50 females. For every 100 males age 18 and over, there were 89.33 females.

The median income for a household in the county was $25,413, and the median income for a family was $31,843. Males had a median income of $26,770 versus $17,158 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,480. About 14.20% of families and 18.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.50% of those under age 18 and 21.00% of those age 65 or over.

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City[change | change source]

Unincorporated communities[change | change source]

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  2. "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2012-07-12. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. "Edmonson County". The Kentucky Encyclopedia. 2000. Retrieved August 21, 2014.
  4. Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 89. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  5. The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. p. 35.
  6. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 115.
  7. "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  8. "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  9. "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  10. "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  11. "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  12. "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  13. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.