Taylor County, Kentucky

Infobox U.S. County
county = Taylor County
state = Kentucky

founded year = 1848
founded date =
seat wl = Campbellsville
largest city wl =
area_total_sq_mi = 277
area_total_km2 = 718
area_land_sq_mi = 270
area_land_km2 = 699
area_water_sq_mi = 7
area_water_km2 = 19
area percentage = 2.61%
census yr = 2000
pop = 22927
density_sq_mi = 85
density_km2 = 33
time zone = Eastern
UTC offset = -5
DST offset = -4
footnotes =
web = www.taylorchamber.com
named for =

Taylor County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 22,927. Its county seat is CampbellsvilleGR|6. The county is named for President Zachary Taylor, who served from 1849-1850. Taylor is a prohibition or dry county.

It is represented in the Kentucky House of Representatives by the Republican Russ Mobley, a former associate professor at Campbellsville University.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 277 square miles (718 km²), of which, 270 square miles (699 km²) of it is land and 7 square miles (19 km²) of it (2.61%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Marion County (north)
*Casey County (east)
*Adair County (southeast)
*Green County (south & west)
*LaRue County (northwest)


1850= 7250
1860= 7481
1870= 8226
1880= 9259
1890= 9353
1900= 11075
1910= 11961
1920= 12236
1930= 12047
1940= 13556
1950= 14403
1960= 16285
1970= 17138
1980= 21178
1990= 21146
2000= 22927

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 22,927 people, 9,233 households, and 6,555 families residing in the county. The population density was 85 people 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.

Cities and towns

*Black Gnat
*Elk Horn

ee also


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