Marion County, Kentucky

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Marion County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 18,212. Its county seat is Lebanon[1]. The county is named for Francis Marion.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 347 square miles (899 km2), of which 346 square miles (896 km2) is land. Marion County sits at the geographic center of the state of Kentucky. The states exact center is recorded to be 3 miles NNW of Lebanon.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 18,212 people, 6,613 households, and 4,754 families residing in the county. The population density was 53 per square mile (20 /km2). There were 7,277 housing units at an average density of 21 per square mile (8.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 89.17% White, 9.12% Black or African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.82% from two or more races. 0.79% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,613 households out of which 35.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.80% were married couples living together, 13.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.10% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.06.

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