Anderson County
Anderson County courthouse in Lawrenceburg
Anderson County courthouse in Lawrenceburg
Map of Kentucky highlighting Anderson County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting 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
 (2020)
 • Total23,852 Increase
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. Its county seat is Lawrenceburg.[1] The county was formed in 1827 and named for Richard Clough Anderson Jr., a Kentucky legislator, U.S. Congressman and Minister to Colombia.[2] 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.[3]

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.[4] The county is in the heart of the Kentucky Bluegrass region along the Kentucky River.[5]

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%
202023,85211.3%
2021 (est.)24,03512.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[10]
2020-2021[11]

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

United States presidential election results for Anderson County, Kentucky[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 9,661 72.89% 3,348 25.26% 245 1.85%
2016 8,242 72.16% 2,634 23.06% 546 4.78%
2012 6,822 66.10% 3,315 32.12% 183 1.77%
2008 6,885 65.25% 3,462 32.81% 205 1.94%
2004 6,363 66.34% 3,141 32.75% 87 0.91%
2000 4,909 61.62% 2,902 36.43% 156 1.96%
1996 2,972 44.67% 2,898 43.56% 783 11.77%
1992 2,731 42.20% 2,491 38.49% 1,250 19.31%
1988 3,225 59.17% 2,176 39.93% 49 0.90%
1984 3,425 66.06% 1,717 33.11% 43 0.83%
1980 2,052 43.07% 2,567 53.88% 145 3.04%
1976 1,682 40.71% 2,388 57.79% 62 1.50%
1972 2,298 62.62% 1,302 35.48% 70 1.91%
1968 1,594 44.33% 1,334 37.10% 668 18.58%
1964 1,085 30.26% 2,491 69.46% 10 0.28%
1960 2,033 49.94% 2,038 50.06% 0 0.00%
1956 1,878 47.27% 2,089 52.58% 6 0.15%
1952 1,445 40.06% 2,153 59.69% 9 0.25%
1948 971 30.32% 2,135 66.68% 96 3.00%
1944 1,409 39.37% 2,148 60.02% 22 0.61%
1940 1,244 33.01% 2,515 66.73% 10 0.27%
1936 1,360 35.56% 2,454 64.16% 11 0.29%
1932 1,184 32.58% 2,415 66.46% 35 0.96%
1928 1,859 51.96% 1,718 48.02% 1 0.03%
1924 1,419 39.84% 2,089 58.65% 54 1.52%
1920 1,819 42.01% 2,499 57.71% 12 0.28%
1916 1,065 40.76% 1,521 58.21% 27 1.03%
1912 579 24.16% 1,391 58.03% 427 17.81%


Previous gubernatorial elections results
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2019 56.12% 5,380 41.50% 3,978 2.37% 227
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. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  2. ^ The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. pp. 34.
  3. ^ Hogan, Roseann Reinemuth (1992). Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research. Ancestry Publishing. p. 187. ISBN 9780916489496. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  4. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  5. ^ Welcome to Anderson County Kentucky!, Anderson County Local Government Website
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 11, 2014.
  10. ^ "ACS DEMOGRAPHIC AND HOUSING ESTIMATES". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  11. ^ "QuickFacts. Anderson County, Kentucky". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 22, 2021.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  13. ^ "Commonwealth of Kentucky - State Board of Elections Voter Registration Statistics Report" (PDF). Retrieved September 21, 2021.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved June 29, 2018.

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