Carlisle County
Carlisle County Courthouse
Carlisle County Courthouse
Map of Kentucky highlighting Carlisle County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 36°51′N 88°59′W / 36.85°N 88.98°W / 36.85; -88.98
Country United States
State Kentucky
Founded1886
Named forJohn G. Carlisle
SeatBardwell
Largest cityBardwell
Area
 • Total199 sq mi (520 km2)
 • Land189 sq mi (490 km2)
 • Water9.5 sq mi (25 km2)  4.8%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total4,826 Decrease
Time zoneUTC−6 (Central)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−5 (CDT)
Congressional district1st
Websitecarlislecounty.ky.gov

Carlisle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2020 census, the population was 4,826, making it the fourth-least populous county in Kentucky. Its county seat is Bardwell.[1] The county was founded in 1886 and named for John Griffin Carlisle, a Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from Kentucky.[2] It remains a prohibition or dry county.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 199 square miles (520 km2), of which 189 square miles (490 km2) is land and 9.5 square miles (25 km2) (4.8%) is water.[3] The county's western border with Missouri is formed by the Mississippi River.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18907,612
190010,19533.9%
19109,048−11.3%
19208,231−9.0%
19307,363−10.5%
19407,6503.9%
19506,206−18.9%
19605,608−9.6%
19705,354−4.5%
19805,4872.5%
19905,238−4.5%
20005,3512.2%
20105,104−4.6%
20204,826−5.4%
2021 (est.)4,791−0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[4]
1790-1960[5] 1900-1990[6]
1990-2000[7] 2020-2021[8]

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 5,351 people, 2,208 households, and 1,574 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 per square mile (11/km2). There were 2,490 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5.0/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.78% White, 0.95% Black or African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.22% from other races, and 0.56% from two or more races. 0.82% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,208 households, out of which 30.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 9.30% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.70% were non-families. 26.30% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 23.40% under the age of 18, 7.80% from 18 to 24, 26.40% from 25 to 44, 24.10% from 45 to 64, and 18.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,087, and the median income for a family was $33,433. Males had a median income of $29,523 versus $19,792 for females. The per capita income for the county was $16,276. About 10.50% of families and 13.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.40% of those under age 18 and 11.00% of those age 65 or over.

Politics

United States presidential election results for Carlisle County, Kentucky[10]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 2,159 81.84% 463 17.55% 16 0.61%
2016 2,094 80.51% 432 16.61% 75 2.88%
2012 1,835 70.06% 750 28.64% 34 1.30%
2008 1,699 64.92% 879 33.59% 39 1.49%
2004 1,734 60.95% 1,102 38.73% 9 0.32%
2000 1,405 54.18% 1,149 44.31% 39 1.50%
1996 816 33.62% 1,355 55.83% 256 10.55%
1992 844 33.16% 1,383 54.34% 318 12.50%
1988 1,104 43.06% 1,428 55.69% 32 1.25%
1984 1,308 50.15% 1,277 48.96% 23 0.88%
1980 975 38.31% 1,542 60.59% 28 1.10%
1976 435 17.71% 1,985 80.82% 36 1.47%
1972 1,169 55.75% 872 41.58% 56 2.67%
1968 479 19.65% 1,144 46.92% 815 33.43%
1964 282 15.22% 1,565 84.46% 6 0.32%
1960 978 35.59% 1,770 64.41% 0 0.00%
1956 608 22.72% 2,063 77.09% 5 0.19%
1952 656 25.99% 1,867 73.97% 1 0.04%
1948 279 12.57% 1,899 85.54% 42 1.89%
1944 505 19.67% 2,057 80.10% 6 0.23%
1940 500 17.37% 2,366 82.21% 12 0.42%
1936 420 16.15% 2,150 82.69% 30 1.15%
1932 402 12.36% 2,840 87.30% 11 0.34%
1928 787 28.28% 1,994 71.65% 2 0.07%
1924 467 16.93% 2,250 81.58% 41 1.49%
1920 688 19.99% 2,688 78.09% 66 1.92%
1916 494 22.61% 1,646 75.33% 45 2.06%
1912 331 17.04% 1,409 72.55% 202 10.40%


Communities

Cities

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated communities

See also

Coordinates: 36°51′N 88°59′W / 36.85°N 88.98°W / 36.85; -88.98

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. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  4. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  5. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  6. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  7. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 13, 2014.
  8. ^ "2020 Census Data". data.census.gov.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  10. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved June 30, 2018.