Cumberland County, Kentucky

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Cumberland County is a county located in the state of Kentucky in the United States. It was formed in 1799. As of 2000, the population was 7,147. Its county seat is Burkesville, Kentucky[1]. The county is named for the Cumberland River; it is a prohibition or dry county.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 311 square miles (805 km2), of which 306 square miles (793 km2) is land and 5 square miles (13 km2) is water. Major waterways include the Cumberland River and a small branch of Dale Hollow Lake which covers the southern end of the county.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 7,147 people, 2,976 households, and 2,038 families residing in the county. The population density was 23 per square mile (8.9 /km2). There were 3,567 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (4.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 95.28% White, 3.41% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 0.15% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. 0.60% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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