Adair County, Kentucky
Infobox U.S. County
county = Adair County
state = Kentucky
map size = 250
founded year = 1802
founded date =
seat wl = Columbia
area_total_sq_mi = 412
area_total_km2 = 1068
area_land_sq_mi = 407
area_land_km2 = 1054
area_water_sq_mi = 5
area_water_km2 = 14
area percentage = 1.31
census yr = 2000
pop = 17244
density_sq_mi = 42.4
density_km2 = 16.4
time zone = Central
UTC offset = -6
DST offset = -5
web = www.columbia-adaircounty.com
named for =
John Adair, Governor of Kentucky(1820–1824)
Adair County is a
countylocated in the U.S. stateof Kentucky. It was formed in 1802. As of 2000, the population is 17,244. Its county seatis Columbia, KentuckyGR|6. The county is named for John Adair, Governor of Kentucky1820-24.
It was formed out of Green County in 1801.
Adair County is a prohibition or completely
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 412
square miles (1,068 km²), of which, 407 square miles (1,054 km²) of it is land and 5 square miles (14 km²) of it (1.31%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 17,244 people, 6,747 households, and 4,803 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 42 people per square mile (16/km²). There were 7,792 housing units at an average density of 19 per square mile (7/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.00% White, 2.55% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.26% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.76% from two or more races. 0.77% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 6,747 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 10.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 26.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.93.
In the county the population was spread out with 23.50% under the age of 18, 10.70% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 23.40% from 45 to 64, and 14.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.60 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $24,055, and the median income for a family was $29,779. Males had a median income of $23,183 versus $17,009 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $14,931. About 18.20% of families and 24.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.60% of those under age 18 and 21.70% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
* Breeding - Area between Columbia and
Burkesvilleon Route 61 near the Cumberland County line. The zip code is 42715.
Burton Ridge- Area between Columbia and Liberty on 206 centering on Purdy and Christine.
*Sparksville - Area between
Columbia, Kentuckyand Burkesville before Breeding
Robert Porter Caldwell(1821-1885), United States Congressman, was born in Adair County. cite book | title = Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896 | publisher = Marquis Who's Who | location=Chicago | date = 1967]
Janice Holt Giles(1909-1979), a writer noted particularly for her regional novels and nonfiction, lived in Adair County from 1949 until her death in 1979. [ [http://www.appalachianbooks.com/Authors/Janice%20Holt%20Giles.htm Janice Holt Giles] .]
*William Palmer Jones (1819-1897), born in Adair County, was a noted physician, academic journal editor, college professor, and member of the
* [http://www.columbiamagazine.com/ Columbia Magazine]
* [http://www.kentuckyhighlands.com/kh/counties/adair_county.asp The Kentucky Highlands Project]
* [http://www.adairburtons.org Burtons of Adair County]
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