Pulaski County, Kentucky

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Pulaski County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2008, the population was 60,851. By 2010 it is projected to become the 14th most populous county in the state with a population of 62,183. Its county seat is Somerset6. The county is named for Count Kazimierz Pułaski. Most of the county is a prohibition or dry county. The exceptions are a winery in northeastern Pulaski County (Sinking Valley Vineyards) that sells wine to the public, and the City of Burnside allows restaurants that seat over 100 patrons to serve alcoholic beverages by the drink.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 677 square miles (1,753 km2), of which 662 square miles (1,715 km2) is land and 15 square miles (39 km2) is water.

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Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 56,217 people, 22,719 households, and 16,334 families residing in the county. The population density was 85 per square mile (33 /km2). There were 27,181 housing units at an average density of 41 per square mile (16 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.48% White, 1.07% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.37% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.81% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. However, there is a growing influx of immigrants, mainly illegal, who are not constituted in this census. In the past 10 years, the growing Hispanic population is overwhelmingly evident.

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