Boone County, Kentucky


Boone County, Kentucky

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


founded year = 1798
founded date =
seat wl = Burlington
largest city wl = Florence
area_total_sq_mi = 257
area_total_km2 = 666
area_land_sq_mi = 246
area_land_km2 = 638
area_water_sq_mi = 11
area_water_km2 = 28
area percentage = 4.16%
census yr = 2007
pop = 112459
density_sq_mi = 349
density_km2 = 145
time zone = Eastern
UTC offset = -5
DST offset = -4
footnotes =
web = www.boonecountyky.org
named for = Daniel Boone (1734–1820), frontiersman.

Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1798. The population estimate as of 2007 was 112,459. Its county seat is BurlingtonGR|6. The county is named for frontiersman Daniel Boone. It is the location of Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which serves Cincinnati and the tri-state area.

Boone County is home to the remains of Robert Ginandt, decorated hero of the second world war and a fire fighter of nearly 30 years. Robert Ginandt is credited with founding the revival of the Clean Government Movement in the Commonwealth of Kentucky.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 257 square miles (666 km²), of which, 246 square miles (638 km²) of it is land and 11 square miles (28 km²) of it (4.16%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Hamilton County, Ohio (north, across the Ohio River)
*Kenton County (east)
*Grant County (south)
*Gallatin County (southwest)
*Switzerland County, Indiana (west, across the Ohio River)
*Ohio County, Indiana (west, across the Ohio River)
*Dearborn County, Indiana (northwest, across the Ohio River)

Demographics

USCensusPop
1800= 1534
1810= 3608
1820= 6542
1830= 9075
1840= 10034
1850= 11185
1860= 11196
1870= 10696
1880= 11996
1890= 12246
1900= 11170
1910= 9420
1920= 9572
1930= 9595
1940= 10820
1950= 13015
1960= 21940
1970= 32812
1980= 45842
1990= 57589
2000= 85991
estimate= 112459
estyear= 2007
estref=
footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21015.txt

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 85,991 people, 31,258 households, and 23,443 families residing in the county. The population density was 349 people per square mile (135/km²). There were 33,351 housing units at an average density of 135 per square mile (52/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 95.15% White, 1.52% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 1.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 31,258 households out of which 39.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.60% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.00% were non-families. 20.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 33.50% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 8.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $58,749 (2004), and the median income for a family was $61,114. Males had a median income of $42,105 versus $27,414 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,535. About 4.40% of families and 5.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.40% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

Cities

*Florence
*Union
*Walton

Census-designated places

*Burlington
*Oakbrook

Other places

*Big Bone
*Hamilton
*Hebron
*Petersburg
*Rabbit Hash
*Richwood
*Verona

ee also

*Abner Gaines House
*Big Bone Lick State Park
*Dinsmore Homestead
*Richwood Presbyterian Church

References

External links

* [http://www.boonecountyky.org/Default.aspx Boone County government's website]
* [http://www.nkyviews.com/boone/boone_county.htm Historical Images and Texts of Boone County, Kentucky]


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