Henderson County, Kentucky

Henderson County, Kentucky
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Statistics
Founded1799
SeatHenderson
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

467 sq mi (1,210 km)
440 sq mi (1,140 km)
27 sq mi (70 km), 5.80%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

44,829
102/sq mi (39/km)
Time zoneCentral: UTC-6/-5
Website: www.hendersonky.com
Named for: Richard Henderson (1734–1785), founder of the Transylvania Company.


Henderson County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1799. As of 2000, the population was 44,829. The county seat is the City of Henderson6. The county was named for Colonel Richard Henderson who originally purchased 17,000,000 acres (69,000 km²) of land from the Cherokee Indians, only to have the purchase voided by the Virginia legislature. Then, in 1778, the Richard Henderson Company was granted 200,000 acres (800 km²) in recognition of the $50,000 paid by the company to the Indians in the Treaty of Watagua. Land in that grant is included in the present boundary of Henderson County.

Geography

Henderson County is part of the Western Coal Fields region of Kentucky. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,210 km² (467 mi²). 1,140 km² (440 mi²) of it is land and 70 km² (27 mi²) of it (5.80%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Also the home of the Southern Cherokee Nation in 1893 the Southern Cherokee was welcomed to Kentucky and recognized as an Indian tribe by Governor John Y. Brown. The Southern Cherokee still live in Henderson, Co today. (www.southerncherokeenation.net)

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.%
18001,468
18104,7030%
18205,7140%
18306,6590%
18409,5480%
185012,1710%
186014,2620%
187018,4570%
188024,5150%
189029,5360%
190032,9070%
191029,3520%
192027,6090%
193026,2950%
194027,0200%
195030,7150%
196033,5190%
197036,0310%
198040,8490%
199043,0440%
200044,8290%


As of the census² of 2000, there were 44,829 people, 18,095 households, and 12,576 families residing in the county. The population density was 39/km² (102/mi²). There were 19,466 housing units at an average density of 17/km² (44/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 91.16% White, 7.10% Black or African American, 0.16% Native American, 0.33% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 18,095 households out of which 32.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.40% were married couples living together, 11.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 26.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.60% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 30.00% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.10% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.60 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,892, and the median income for a family was $44,703. Males had a median income of $33,838 versus $22,572 for females. The per capita income for the county was $18,470. About 9.70% of families and 12.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.20% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.

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Nickname(s): Bluegrass State
Motto(s): United we stand, divided we fall

Official language(s) English[1]

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Location of Henderson within Kentucky.
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State Kentucky
County Henderson
Established 1797
Incorporated 1801
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Richard Henderson (1734–1785) was an American pioneer/ merchant who attempted to create a colony called Transylvania just as the American Revolutionary War was starting.

Early life

Henderson was born in Hanover County, Virginia.
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Transylvania was a short-lived colony primarily in what is now the U.S. state of Kentucky. The colony was founded in 1775 by Richard Henderson of North Carolina, who purchased the land from the Cherokees.
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Commonwealth of Kentucky

Flag of Kentucky Seal
Nickname(s): Bluegrass State
Motto(s): United we stand, divided we fall

Official language(s) English[1]

Capital Frankfort

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Henderson
Location of Henderson within Kentucky.
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State Kentucky
County Henderson
Established 1797
Incorporated 1801
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Richard Henderson (1734–1785) was an American pioneer/ merchant who attempted to create a colony called Transylvania just as the American Revolutionary War was starting.

Early life

Henderson was born in Hanover County, Virginia.
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Cherokee ( ah-ni-yv-wi-ya in the Cherokee language) are a people from North America, who at the time of European contact in the 1600s, inhabited what is now the Eastern and Southeastern United States. Most were forcibly moved westward to the Ozark Plateau.
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Western Coal Fields of Kentucky compose an area in the west-central part of the state, bounded by the Dripping Springs Escarpment. This area is bordered on three sides by the Pennyroyal Plateau and to the north by the Ohio River.
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Commonwealth of Kentucky

Flag of Kentucky Seal
Nickname(s): Bluegrass State
Motto(s): United we stand, divided we fall

Official language(s) English[1]

Capital Frankfort

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The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title 13 U.S.C.   11 ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce.
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  • 1,000,000 m²
  • 100 ha (hectare)
Conversely:
  • 1 m² = 0.

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