Henry County, Kentucky

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Henry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky bordering the Kentucky River. It was formed in 1799 and named for the statesman Patrick Henry.

As of 2000, the population is 15,060. Its county seat is New Castle.[1] Since the 1990s, it has become an increasingly important exurb county in the Louisville/Jefferson County, KY–IN Metropolitan Statistical Area, especially as land prices have skyrocketed in neighboring Oldham County.

With regard to the sale of alcohol, it is classified as a moist county— a county in which alcohol sales are prohibited (a dry county), but containing a "wet" city. Eminence allows package alcohol sales.[2]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 291 square miles (754 km2), of which 289 square miles (749 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5 km2) is water.

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As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 15,060 people, 5,844 households, and 4,330 families residing in the county. The population density was 52 per square mile (20 /km2). There were 6,381 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.97% White, 3.30% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.26% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 2.25% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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