Casey County, Kentucky

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Casey County is a county located in the U.S. Commonwealth of Kentucky. It was formed in 1807. As of 2000, the population was 15,447. Its county seat is Liberty, Kentucky[1]. The county is named for Colonel William Casey. It is the only Kentucky county entirely in Knobs region. Casey County is home to annual 'Casey County Apple Festival', and is a prohibition or dry county. It is considered part of the Appalachian region of Kentucky.

The highest point in Casey County is Green River Knob at 1,789 feet (545 m).

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 446 square miles (1,160 km2), essentially all land.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 15,447 people, 6,260 households, and 4,419 families residing in the county. The population density was 35 per square mile (14 /km2). There were 7,242 housing units at an average density of 16 per square mile (6.2 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.30% White, 0.33% Black or African American, 0.28% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.05% Pacific Islander, 0.31% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. 1.28% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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