Owen County, Kentucky

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Owen County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 10,547 and was estimated at 11,380 in 2009. Its county seat is Owenton.[1] The county is named for Colonel Abraham Owen. It is a prohibition or dry county, with the exception of a winery (Elk Creek Vineyards) that is authorized to sell its product to the public.[2]



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 354 square miles (917 km2), of which 352 square miles (912 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5 km2) is water.

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As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 10,547 people, 4,086 households, and 2,995 families residing in the county. The population density was 30 per square mile (12 /km2). There were 5,345 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (5.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.03% White, 1.13% Black or African American, 0.27% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.85% from two or more races. 1.00% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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