Carlisle County, Kentucky

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Carlisle County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1886 and as of 2000, had a population of 5,351. Its county seat is Bardwell, Kentucky[1]. The county is named for John Griffin Carlisle, a Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from Kentucky. Carlisle is a prohibition or dry county.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 199 square miles (515 km2), of which 192 square miles (497 km2) is land and 7 square miles (18 km2) is water.

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As of the census[2] 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.

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