Nicholas County, Kentucky

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Nicholas County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 6,813. Its county seat is Carlisle[1]. The county is named for George Nicholas, the "Father of the Kentucky Constitution".



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 197 square miles (510 km2), essentially all of which is land.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 6,813 people, 2,710 households, and 1,951 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 per square mile (14 /km2). There were 3,051 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.31% White, 0.84% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.23% from other races, and 0.25% from two or more races. 0.54% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,710 households out of which 31.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.50% were married couples living together, 10.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.00% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.60% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 24.50% from 45 to 64, and 15.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 93.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.30 males.

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