Anderson County
Anderson County courthouse in Lawrenceburg
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°00′N 84°59′W / 38°N 84.99°W / 38; -84.99
Country United States
State Kentucky
Founded1827
Named forRichard Clough Anderson Jr.
SeatLawrenceburg
Largest cityLawrenceburg
Area
 • Total204 sq mi (530 km2)
 • Land202 sq mi (520 km2)
 • Water2.4 sq mi (6 km2)  1.2%%
Population
 • Estimate 
(2018)
22,663
 • Density106/sq mi (41/km2)
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district6th
Websiteandersoncounty.ky.gov

Anderson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2019 census, the population was 22,409.[1] Its county seat is Lawrenceburg.[2] The county was formed in 1827 and named for Richard Clough Anderson Jr., a Kentucky legislator, U.S. Congressman and Minister to Colombia.[3] Anderson County is part of the Frankfort, KY Micropolitan Statistical Area, which is also included in the Lexington-Fayette-Richmond-Frankfort, KY Combined Statistical Area.

History

Anderson County was established in 1827 from land given by Franklin, Mercer, and Washington counties.[4]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 204 square miles (530 km2), of which 202 square miles (520 km2) is land and 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2) (1.2%) is water.[5] The county is in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass region along the Kentucky River.[6]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18304,520
18405,45220.6%
18506,26014.8%
18607,40418.3%
18705,449−26.4%
18809,36171.8%
189010,61013.3%
190010,051−5.3%
191010,1460.9%
19209,982−1.6%
19308,494−14.9%
19408,9365.2%
19508,9840.5%
19608,618−4.1%
19709,3588.6%
198012,56734.3%
199014,57115.9%
200019,11131.2%
201021,42112.1%
2019 (est.)22,747[7]6.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[1]

At the 2019 census,[12] there were 22,747 people, 9,539 housing units, and 8,694 households with an average family size of 2.57 per household residing in the county. The population density was 106.1 per square mile (36/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.10% White, 2.10% Black or African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.8% from two or more races. 1.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 8,694 households, of which 33.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.2% were married couples living together, 27.1% had a female householder with no husband present. 32.79% of all households were made up of individuals without children, and 12.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 3.03.

Age distribution was 23.5% under the age of 18, 11.8% from 15 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 28.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41.4 years and the population is estimated to be 51% Female and 49% Male.

The median household income was $55,334, and the median family income was $67,681. Males had a median full-time income of $47,027 versus $38,894 for females. The per capita income for the county was $27,250. About 12.2% of families and 15.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 23.8% of those under age 18 and 8.7% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

Voter Registration

Anderson County Voter Registration & Party Enrollment as of September 15, 2021[13]
Political Party Total Voters Percentage
Republican 9,096 48.11%
Democratic 8,401 44.33%
Others 743 3.93%
Independent 595 3.15%
Libertarian 66 0.35%
Green 2 0.01%
Total 15,760 100%

Statewide Elections

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2020 72.9% 9,661 25.3% 3,348 1.9% 245
2016 72.2% 8,242 23.1% 2,634 4.8% 546
2012 66.1% 6,822 32.1% 3,315 1.8% 183
2008 65.3% 6,885 32.8% 3,462 1.9% 205
2004 66.3% 6,363 32.8% 3,141 0.9% 87
2000 61.6% 4,909 36.4% 2,902 2.0% 156
1996 44.7% 2,972 43.6% 2,898 11.8% 783
1992 42.2% 2,731 38.5% 2,491 19.3% 1,250
1988 59.2% 3,225 39.9% 2,176 0.9% 49
1984 66.1% 3,425 33.1% 1,717 0.8% 43
1980 43.1% 2,052 53.9% 2,567 3.0% 145
1976 40.7% 1,682 57.8% 2,388 1.5% 62
1972 62.6% 2,298 35.5% 1,302 1.9% 70
1968 44.3% 1,594 37.1% 1,334 18.6% 668
1964 30.3% 1,085 69.5% 2,491 0.3% 10
1960 49.9% 2,033 50.1% 2,038 0.0% 0
1956 47.3% 1,878 52.6% 2,089 0.2% 6
1952 40.1% 1,445 59.7% 2,153 0.3% 9
1948 30.3% 971 66.7% 2,135 3.0% 96
1944 39.4% 1,409 60.0% 2,148 0.6% 22
1940 33.0% 1,244 66.7% 2,515 0.3% 10
1936 35.6% 1,360 64.2% 2,454 0.3% 11
1932 32.6% 1,184 66.5% 2,415 1.0% 35
1928 52.0% 1,859 48.0% 1,718 0.0% 1
1924 39.8% 1,419 58.7% 2,089 1.5% 54
1920 42.0% 1,819 57.7% 2,499 0.3% 12
1916 40.8% 1,065 58.2% 1,521 1.0% 27
1912 24.2% 579 58.0% 1,391 17.8% 427
Previous gubernatorial elections results
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2015 55.34% 3,724 39.16% 2,635 5.50% 370
2011 25.99% 1,577 50.23% 3,048 23.78% 1,443
2007 39.46% 2,844 60.54% 4,363 0.00% 0
2003 58.80% 4,052 41.20% 2,839 0.00% 0
1999 14.99% 496 59.28% 1,961 25.73% 851
1995 51.38% 2,783 47.83% 2,591 0.79% 43

Communities

Ghost towns

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "ACS DEMOGRAPHIC AND HOUSING ESTIMATES". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on 2011-05-31. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  3. ^ The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. pp. 34.
  4. ^ Hogan, Roseann Reinemuth (1992). Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research. Ancestry Publishing. p. 187. ISBN 9780916489496. Retrieved 26 July 2013.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  6. ^ Welcome to Anderson County Kentucky!, Anderson County Local Government Website
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 26, 2019.
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2021-09-21.
  13. ^ "Commonwealth of Kentucky - State Board of Elections Voter Registration Statistics Report" (PDF). Retrieved 2021-09-21.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved 2018-06-29.

Coordinates: 38°00′N 84°59′W / 38.00°N 84.99°W / 38.00; -84.99