Mason County, Kentucky

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Mason County, Kentucky
MasonCountyCourthouse.jpg
The Mason County courthouse in Maysville
Map of Kentucky highlighting Mason County
Location in the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1788
Named for George Mason
Seat Maysville
Largest city Maysville
Area
 • Total 246 sq mi (637 km2)
 • Land 240 sq mi (622 km2)
 • Water 6.3 sq mi (16 km2), 2.6%
Population
 • ( 2010) 17,490
 • Density 73/sq mi (28/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/ -4
Website masoncountykentucky.us

Mason County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 17,490. [1] Its county seat is Maysville. [2] The county was created from Bourbon County, Virginia in 1788 and named for George Mason, a Virginia delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights". [3] [4]

Mason County comprises the Maysville, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is included in the Cincinnati- Wilmington-Maysville, OH-KY- IN Combined Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 246 square miles (640 km2), of which 240 square miles (620 km2) is land and 6.3 square miles (16 km2) (2.6%) is water. [5] The county's northern border with Ohio is formed by the Ohio River.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1790 2,729
1800 12,182 346.4%
1810 12,459 2.3%
1820 13,588 9.1%
1830 16,199 19.2%
1840 15,719 −3.0%
1850 18,344 16.7%
1860 18,222 −0.7%
1870 18,126 −0.5%
1880 20,469 12.9%
1890 20,773 1.5%
1900 20,446 −1.6%
1910 18,611 −9.0%
1920 17,760 −4.6%
1930 18,862 6.2%
1940 19,066 1.1%
1950 18,486 −3.0%
1960 18,454 −0.2%
1970 17,273 −6.4%
1980 17,765 2.8%
1990 16,666 −6.2%
2000 16,800 0.8%
2010 17,490 4.1%
Est. 2016 17,190 [6] −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census [7]
1790-1960 [8] 1900-1990 [9]
1990-2000 [10] 2010-2013 [1]

As of the census [11] of 2000, there were 16,800 people, 6,847 households, and 4,697 families residing in the county. The population density was 70 per square mile (27/km2). There were 7,754 housing units at an average density of 32 per square mile (12/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 90.88% White, 7.16% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,847 households out of which 31.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.20% were married couples living together, 11.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.40% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% 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 2.92.

In the county, the population was spread out with 24.10% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,195, and the median income for a family was $37,257. Males had a median income of $30,718 versus $21,216 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,589. About 12.90% of families and 16.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.60% of those under age 18 and 13.70% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Presidential Elections Results [12]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 68.5% 4,944 27.3% 1,970 4.2% 305
2012 61.0% 4,197 37.7% 2,592 1.3% 92
2008 57.6% 4,102 40.6% 2,891 1.8% 128
2004 61.9% 4,381 37.4% 2,644 0.8% 54
2000 60.8% 3,572 37.1% 2,178 2.1% 123
1996 46.7% 2,588 44.1% 2,444 9.2% 507
1992 40.3% 2,432 44.1% 2,657 15.6% 940
1988 53.6% 3,158 46.2% 2,721 0.3% 16
1984 58.2% 3,751 41.3% 2,663 0.5% 32
1980 46.5% 2,926 50.6% 3,181 2.9% 180
1976 42.1% 2,529 56.6% 3,397 1.3% 78
1972 58.5% 3,529 40.7% 2,459 0.8% 49
1968 40.5% 2,661 42.2% 2,772 17.3% 1,137
1964 35.1% 4,502 64.8% 2,437 0.2% 13
1960 57.9% 4,334 42.1% 3,153 0.0% 0
1956 51.8% 3,880 47.7% 3,572 0.5% 38
1952 49.9% 3,606 50.0% 3,614 0.1% 8
1948 40.1% 2,519 57.7% 3,620 2.2% 138
1944 45.8% 3,256 53.6% 3,810 0.6% 39
1940 45.6% 3,704 54.0% 4,386 0.3% 27
1936 41.6% 3,317 56.5% 4,503 1.9% 147
1932 38.6% 3,213 60.8% 5,065 0.7% 56
1928 59.8% 5,012 40.1% 3,364 0.1% 6
1924 48.3% 3,406 50.0% 3,525 1.8% 124
1920 44.2% 3,743 55.3% 4,691 0.5% 42
1916 42.5% 2,127 56.4% 2,820 1.1% 53
1912 33.8% 1,558 53.8% 2,475 12.4% 572

Communities

Cities

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated places

Notable residents

Darius Miller, Played for University Of Kentucky Basketball. 2012 NCCA Champion, 2008 Ky. Mr. Basketball and plays basketball for the New Orleans Pelicans.

Chris Loften, Played basketball for the University of Tennessee. 2003 Ky. Mr. Basketball Deron Feldhaus. Member of "The Unforgettable s."


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