Robertson County
Robertson County Courthouse in Mount Olivet
Robertson County Courthouse in Mount Olivet
Map of Kentucky highlighting Robertson 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°31′N 84°03′W / 38.51°N 84.05°W / 38.51; -84.05
Country United States
State Kentucky
Founded1867
Named forGeorge Robertson
SeatMount Olivet
Largest cityMount Olivet
Area
 • Total100 sq mi (300 km2)
 • Land100 sq mi (300 km2)
 • Water0.2 sq mi (0.5 km2)  0.2%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total2,193 Decrease
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district6th
Websitewww.robertsoncounty.ky.gov

Robertson County is a county located in the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,282.[1] Its county seat is Mount Olivet.[2] The county is named for George Robertson, a Kentucky Congressman from 1817 to 1821. It is Kentucky's smallest county by both total area and population.

History

Robertson County was formed on February 11, 1867, from portions of Bracken County, Harrison County, Mason County and Nicholas County. It was named after George Robertson, a judge and member of Congress.[3]

Politics

United States presidential election results for Robertson County, Kentucky[4]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 884 77.14% 253 22.08% 9 0.79%
2016 759 74.93% 222 21.92% 32 3.16%
2012 579 61.93% 340 36.36% 16 1.71%
2008 533 52.51% 451 44.43% 31 3.05%
2004 670 61.47% 413 37.89% 7 0.64%
2000 630 63.13% 341 34.17% 27 2.71%
1996 368 43.29% 360 42.35% 122 14.35%
1992 329 34.81% 439 46.46% 177 18.73%
1988 511 49.37% 515 49.76% 9 0.87%
1984 567 54.36% 467 44.77% 9 0.86%
1980 416 41.64% 562 56.26% 21 2.10%
1976 275 33.21% 546 65.94% 7 0.85%
1972 456 51.01% 421 47.09% 17 1.90%
1968 416 41.15% 406 40.16% 189 18.69%
1964 383 34.23% 734 65.59% 2 0.18%
1960 594 47.67% 652 52.33% 0 0.00%
1956 617 43.70% 793 56.16% 2 0.14%
1952 623 42.94% 827 57.00% 1 0.07%
1948 442 33.43% 864 65.36% 16 1.21%
1944 556 39.35% 855 60.51% 2 0.14%
1940 578 40.88% 829 58.63% 7 0.50%
1936 498 35.50% 897 63.93% 8 0.57%
1932 538 33.54% 1,056 65.84% 10 0.62%
1928 742 53.69% 640 46.31% 0 0.00%
1924 498 41.85% 680 57.14% 12 1.01%
1920 623 39.68% 940 59.87% 7 0.45%
1916 415 38.32% 663 61.22% 5 0.46%
1912 158 15.94% 570 57.52% 263 26.54%


Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 100 square miles (260 km2), of which 100 square miles (260 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2) (0.2%) is water.[5] It is the smallest county by area in Kentucky.[6]

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
18705,399
18805,8147.7%
18904,684−19.4%
19004,9004.6%
19104,121−15.9%
19203,871−6.1%
19303,344−13.6%
19403,4192.2%
19502,881−15.7%
19602,443−15.2%
19702,163−11.5%
19802,2654.7%
19902,124−6.2%
20002,2666.7%
20102,2820.7%
20202,193−3.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
1790-1960[8] 1900-1990[9]
1990-2000[10] 2010-2020[1]

At the 2000 census there were 2,266 people, 866 households, and 621 families in the county, making it the least populated county in the state. The population density was 23 per square mile (8.9/km2). There were 1,034 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (3.9/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.63% White, 0.04% Black or African American, 0.04% Native American, 0.22% from other races, and 1.06% from two or more races. 0.93% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.[11] Of the 866 households 31.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 24.70% of households were one person and 11.10% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00.

The age distribution was 23.80% under the age of 18, 6.70% from 18 to 24, 27.10% from 25 to 44, 25.50% from 45 to 64, and 16.90% 65 or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 94.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median household income was $30,581 and the median family income was $35,521. Males had a median income of $27,656 versus $20,476 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,404. About 17.50% of families and 22.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.30% of those under age 18 and 24.10% of those age 65 or over.

Communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. pp. 36.
  4. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved July 5, 2018.
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  6. ^ "Kentucky Counties".
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  11. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.

Coordinates: 38°31′N 84°03′W / 38.51°N 84.05°W / 38.51; -84.05