Metcalfe County, Kentucky

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Metcalfe County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 10,037. Its county seat is Edmonton[1]. The county is named for Thomas Metcalfe, Governor of Kentucky from 1828-32. It is a prohibition or dry county.

Metcalfe County is part of the Glasgow Micropolitan Statistical Area.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 291 square miles (754 km2), all of which is land.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 10,037 people, 4,016 households, and 2,883 families residing in the county. The population density was 34 per square mile (13 /km2). There were 4,592 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.26% White, 1.64% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.65% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,016 households out of which 32.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.10% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.20% were non-families. 25.20% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.93.

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