Pulaski County, Kentucky


Pulaski County, Kentucky

Infobox U.S. County
county = Pulaski County
state = Kentucky


founded year = 1799
founded date =
seat wl = Somerset
largest city wl = Somerset
area_total_sq_mi = 677
area_total_km2 = 1754
area_land_sq_mi = 662
area_land_km2 = 1714
area_water_sq_mi = 15
area_water_km2 = 40
area percentage = 2.28%
census yr = 2000
pop = 59200
density_sq_mi = 85
density_km2 = 33
time zone = Eastern
UTC offset = -5
DST offset = -4
footnotes =
web = www.spcchamber.com
named for =

Pulaski County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of 2005, the population was 59,200. 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 SomersetGR|6. The county is named for Count Kazimierz Pułaski. Most of the county is a prohibition or dry county. The exceptions are two wineries (Sinking Valley Vineyards and Cedar Creek Vineyards ) that sell wine to the public, and the City of Burnside, which allows restaurants that seat over 100 patrons to serve alcoholic beverages by the drink. It is the birthplace of Ms. Rose Will Monroe, the inspiration for Rosie the Riveter.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 677 square miles (1,754 km²), of which, 662 square miles (1,714 km²) of it is land and 15 square miles (40 km²) of it (2.28%) is water.

Adjacent counties

*Lincoln County (north)
*Rockcastle County (northeast)
*Laural County (east)
*McCreary County (southeast)
*Wayne County (southwest)
*Russell County (west)
*Casey County (northwest)

National protected area

* Daniel Boone National Forest (part)

Demographics

USCensusPop
1800= 3161
1810= 6897
1820= 7597
1830= 9500
1840= 9620
1850= 14195
1860= 17201
1870= 17670
1880= 21318
1890= 25731
1900= 31293
1910= 35986
1920= 34010
1930= 35640
1940= 39863
1950= 38452
1960= 34403
1970= 35234
1980= 45803
1990= 49489
2000= 56217
estimate=60148
estyear=2007
estref=
footnote=http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21199.txt

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 56,217 people, 22,719 households, and 16,334 families residing in the county. The population density was 85 people 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.

There were 22,719 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.50% were married couples living together, 10.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.10% were non-families. 24.90% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.87.

The age distribution was 23.40% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 28.60% from 25 to 44, 24.90% from 45 to 64, and 15.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 95.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,370, and the median income for a family was $32,350. Males had a median income of $37,398 versus $59,236 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,352. About 14.80% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 26.90% of those under age 18 and 16.60% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Government

The county is served by Judge Executive Barty Bullock (much like a county commissioner). The county sheriff is Todd Wood (R). {http://www.pulaskisheriff.com} The county is represented in Congress by Hal Rogers and represented by Tommy Turner, Jimmy Higdon, Ken Upchurch, Danny Ford, and Jeff Hoover in the Kentucky House of Representatives and Vernie McGaha in the Kentucky State Senate.

Politics

Pulaski County is predominately Republican with 28,638 registered as compared to 11,580 registered Democrats. [http://www.elect.ky.gov/NR/rdonlyres/46AE3F8B-88D5-4807-8110-DC3023585DF4/152045/statcnty.txt] All partisan county officials are Republicans; no Democrats currently hold office in Pulaski.

Notable residents

*Silas Adams, (1839-1896), born in Pulaski County, lawyer and member of the United States House of Representativescite book | title = Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896 | publisher = Marquis Who's Who | location = Chicago | date = 1963]

*Tommy Turner, (1952-), born in Pulaski County, Kentucky State Representative{http://www.lrc.ky.gov/legislator/H085.htm}

*Hal Rogers - District 5 U.S. Representative for the State of Kentucky

ee also

*Dry counties

References

External links

* [http://www.spcchamber.com Somerset-Pulaski Co. Chamber of Commerce]
* [http://www.supersomerset.com/ SuperSomerset]
* [http://www.pcdems.org Pulaski County Democratic Party website]


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