Perry County, Kentucky

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Perry County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 29,390. Its county seat is Hazard[1]. The county is named for Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry, a naval hero in the War of 1812.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 343 square miles (888 km2), of which 342 square miles (886 km2) is land and 1 square mile (3 km2) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 29,390 people, 11,460 households, and 8,491 families residing in the county. The population density was 86 per square mile (33 /km2). There were 12,741 housing units at an average density of 37 per square mile (14 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.34% White, 1.64% Black or African American, 0.05% Native American, 0.49% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.04% from other races, and 0.43% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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