Mercer County, Kentucky

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Mercer County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 20,817. Its county seat is Harrodsburg[1]. The county is named for General Hugh Mercer. It is a prohibition or dry county but Harrodsburg and Pleasant Hill allow the sale of alcohol by the drink.

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History

Pleasant Hill, also known as Shakertown, is the site of a former Shaker community, active especially during the antebellum years before the American Civil War. It is a National Historic Landmark District, consisting of more than 30 historic buildings. The property also includes acres of farm and parkland.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 253 square miles (655 km2), of which 251 square miles (650 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 20,817 people, 8,423 households, and 6,039 families residing in the county. The population density was 83 per square mile (32 /km2). There were 9,289 housing units at an average density of 37 per square mile (14 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 94.00% White, 3.69% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.63% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. 1.27% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race.

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