Anderson County, Kentucky

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Anderson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1827. In 2007, the population was 20,885[citation needed]. Its county seat is Lawrenceburg, Kentucky[1]. The county is named for Richard Clough Anderson, Jr., a Kentucky Legislator, U.S. Congressman and minister to Colombia.

Anderson County is part of the Frankfort Micropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 204 square miles (530 km2), of which 203 square miles (530 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) (0.79%) is water.

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At the 2000 census[2], there were 19,111 people, 7,320 households and 5,526 families residing in the county. The population density was 94 per square mile (36/km²). There were 7,752 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (15/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 96.53% White, 2.35% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.70% from two or more races. 0.80% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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