Mason County, Kentucky

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Mason County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 16,800. Its county seat is Maysville[1]. The county is named for George Mason, a Virginia delegate to the U.S. Constitutional Convention, known as the "Father of the Bill of Rights". Mason County was partitioned from Bourbon County, Kentucky, in 1788.

Mason County is part of the Maysville Micropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 247 square miles (640 km2), of which 241 square miles (624 km2) is land and 5 square miles (13 km2) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 16,800 people, 6,847 households, and 4,697 families residing in the county. The population density was 70 per square mile (27 /km2). There were 7,754 housing units at an average density of 32 per square mile (12 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 90.88% White, 7.16% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.57% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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