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
footnotes =
web = www.columbia-adaircounty.com
named for = John Adair, Governor of Kentucky (1820–1824)

Adair County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1802. As of 2000, the population is 17,244. Its county seat is Columbia, KentuckyGR|6. The county is named for John Adair, Governor of Kentucky 1820-24.

It was formed out of Green County in 1801.

Adair County is a prohibition or completely dry county.

Geography

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.

Adjacent counties

*Taylor County north
*Casey County northeast
*Russell County east
*Cumberland County south
*Metcalfe County southwest
*Green County northwest

Demographics

USCensusPop
1810= 6011
1820= 8765
1830= 8217
1840= 8466
1850= 9898
1860= 9509
1870= 11065
1880= 13078
1890= 13721
1900= 14888
1910= 16503
1920= 17289
1930= 16401
1940= 18566
1950= 17603
1960= 14699
1970= 13037
1980= 15233
1990= 15360
2000= 17244
estimate= 17650
estyear= 2006
estref=
footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21001.txt

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 density was 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 income for 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

*Columbia

Other places

* Breeding - Area between Columbia and Burkesville on 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.
*Pellyton
*Sparksville - Area between Columbia, Kentucky and Burkesville before Breeding

Notable residents

*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 Tennessee Senate.

ee also

References

External links

* [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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