Robertson County
Robertson County Courthouse in Mount Olivet
Location within the U.S. state of 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
 (2010)
 • Total2,282
 • Estimate 
(2018)
2,135
 • Density23/sq mi (8.8/km2)
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 second-smallest county by total area and the least populous.

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

Presidential elections results
Presidential elections results[4]
Year Republican Democratic Third parties
2020 77.1% 884 22.1% 253 0.8% 9
2016 74.9% 759 21.9% 222 3.2% 32
2012 61.9% 579 36.4% 340 1.7% 16
2008 52.5% 533 44.4% 451 3.1% 31
2004 61.5% 670 37.9% 413 0.6% 7
2000 63.1% 630 34.2% 341 2.7% 27
1996 43.3% 368 42.4% 360 14.4% 122
1992 34.8% 329 46.5% 439 18.7% 177
1988 49.4% 511 49.8% 515 0.9% 9
1984 54.4% 567 44.8% 467 0.9% 9
1980 41.6% 416 56.3% 562 2.1% 21
1976 33.2% 275 65.9% 546 0.9% 7
1972 51.0% 456 47.1% 421 1.9% 17
1968 41.2% 416 40.2% 406 18.7% 189
1964 34.2% 383 65.6% 734 0.2% 2
1960 47.7% 594 52.3% 652 0.0% 0
1956 43.7% 617 56.2% 793 0.1% 2
1952 42.9% 623 57.0% 827 0.1% 1
1948 33.4% 442 65.4% 864 1.2% 16
1944 39.4% 556 60.5% 855 0.1% 2
1940 40.9% 578 58.6% 829 0.5% 7
1936 35.5% 498 63.9% 897 0.6% 8
1932 33.5% 538 65.8% 1,056 0.6% 10
1928 53.7% 742 46.3% 640 0.0% 0
1924 41.9% 498 57.1% 680 1.0% 12
1920 39.7% 623 59.9% 940 0.5% 7
1916 38.3% 415 61.2% 663 0.5% 5
1912 15.9% 158 57.5% 570 26.5% 263

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%
2018 (est.)2,135[7]−6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[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.[12] 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 July 17, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  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 2018-07-05.
  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. ^ http://www.uky.edu/KentuckyAtlas/kentucky-counties.html
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved July 29, 2019.
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 19, 2014.
  12. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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