Hardin County, Kentucky

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Hardin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1793. As of 2008, the population was 98,546. Its county seat is at Elizabethtown[1]. Hardin County is part of the Elizabethtown, Kentucky, Metropolitan Statistical Area.

The county is named for John Hardin, a Continental Army officer during the American Revolution. President Abraham Lincoln was born in what was then Hardin County near Hodgenville, now part of modern-day LaRue County.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 630 square miles (1,632 km2), of which 628 square miles (1,627 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 94,174 people, 34,497 households, and 25,355 families residing in the county. The population density was 150 per square mile (58 /km2). There were 37,673 housing units at an average density of 60 per square mile (23 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 81.99% White, 11.87% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 1.80% Asian, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 1.35% from other races, and 2.35% from two or more races. 3.35% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race.

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