Boone County, Kentucky

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Boone County, Kentucky
Boone county courthouse.jpg
The old Boone County courthouse in Burlington, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Boone County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1798
Named for Daniel Boone
Seat Burlington
Largest city Florence
Area
 • Total 256.96 sq mi (666 km2)
 • Land 246.26 sq mi (638 km2)
 • Water 10.70 sq mi (28 km2), 4.16%
Population (Est.)
 • (2010) 118,811
 • Density 349/sq mi (135/km²)
Congressional district 4th
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website www.boonecountyky.org

Boone County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky.As of the 2010 census, the population was 118,811.1 Its county seat is Burlington.2 The county was formed in 1798 and was named for frontiersman Daniel Boone.3

Boone County is part of the Cincinnati-Northern Kentucky metropolitan area. It is the location of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which serves Cincinnati and the tri-state area and was the former headquarters of Comair.

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 256.96 square miles (665.5 km2), of which 246.26 square miles (637.8 km2) (or 95.84%) is land and 10.70 square miles (27.7 km2) (or 4.16%) is water.4 Its location along the Ohio River was key to its early development, as the river was the major transportation route.

Adjacent counties

History

Boone County was established in 1798 from land given by Campbell County.5

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 1,534
1810 3,608 135.2%
1820 6,542 81.3%
1830 9,075 38.7%
1840 10,034 10.6%
1850 11,185 11.5%
1860 11,196 0.1%
1870 10,696 −4.5%
1880 11,996 12.2%
1890 12,246 2.1%
1900 11,170 −8.8%
1910 9,420 −15.7%
1920 9,572 1.6%
1930 9,595 0.2%
1940 10,820 12.8%
1950 13,015 20.3%
1960 21,940 68.6%
1970 32,812 49.6%
1980 45,842 39.7%
1990 57,589 25.6%
2000 85,991 49.3%
2010 118,811 38.2%
Est. 2012 123,316 3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census6
2012 Estimate7

As of the census8 of 2000, there were 85,991 people, 31,258 households, and 23,443 families residing in the county. The population density was 349 per square mile (135 /km2). There were 33,351 housing units at an average density of 135 per square mile (52 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.15% White, 1.52% Black or African American, 0.23% Native American, 1.29% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 1.03% from two or more races. 1.98% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 31,258 households out of which 39.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.60% were married couples living together, 9.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.00% were non-families. 20.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.73 and the average family size was 3.17.

In the county the population was spread out with 28.70% under the age of 18, 8.50% from 18 to 24, 33.50% from 25 to 44, 21.30% from 45 to 64, and 8.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 97.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $53,593, and the median income for a family was $61,114. Males had a median income of $42,105 versus $27,414 for females. The per capita income for the county was $23,535. About 4.40% of families and 5.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.40% of those under age 18 and 7.70% of those age 65 or over.

Localities

Burlington from the air, looking East

Cities

Census-designated places

Other places

Economy

Boone County is the location of the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport, which includes the headquarters of DHL Express, Southern Air and Delta Private Jets.910

See also

References

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 5, 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. p. 34. 
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ Collins, Lewis (1882). Collins' Historical Sketches of Kentucky: History of Kentucky, Volume 2. Collins & Company. p. 26. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 4, 2013. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  9. ^ "Career Area." Comair. Retrieved on May 19, 2009.
  10. ^ "Contact Us." Delta Private Jets. Retrieved on October 3, 2010.

External links

Coordinates: 38°58′N 84°44′W / 38.97°N 84.73°W / 38.97; -84.73








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