Fleming County, Kentucky

Fleming County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,348.[1] Its county seat is Flemingsburg.[2] The county was formed in 1798 and named for Colonel John Fleming, an Indian fighter and early settler.[3][4] It is a moist county. In 1998, the Kentucky General Assembly designated Fleming County as the Covered Bridge Capital of Kentucky.[5]

Fleming County
Fleming County courthouse in Flemingsburg
Fleming County courthouse in Flemingsburg
Map of Kentucky highlighting Fleming County
Location within the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location within the U.S.
Coordinates: 38°22′N 83°41′W / 38.37°N 83.69°W / 38.37; -83.69
Country United States
State Kentucky
Founded1798
Named forJohn Fleming (1735–1791), early settler of Kentucky
SeatFlemingsburg
Largest cityFlemingsburg
Area
 • Total351 sq mi (910 km2)
 • Land349 sq mi (900 km2)
 • Water2.8 sq mi (7 km2)  0.8%%
Population
 (2020)
 • Total15,082 Increase
Time zoneUTC−5 (Eastern)
 • Summer (DST)UTC−4 (EDT)
Congressional district6th
Websitewww.flemingkychamber.com

HistoryEdit

Fleming County was established in 1798 from land given by Mason County.[6] The first courthouse, possibly built of logs, was replaced in 1830 and again in 1952.[7]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 351 square miles (910 km2), of which 349 square miles (900 km2) is land and 2.8 square miles (7.3 km2) (0.8%) is water.[8]

Adjacent countiesEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
18005,016
18108,94778.4%
182012,18636.2%
183013,49910.8%
184013,268−1.7%
185013,9144.9%
186012,489−10.2%
187013,3987.3%
188015,22113.6%
189016,0785.6%
190017,0746.2%
191016,066−5.9%
192015,614−2.8%
193012,931−17.2%
194013,3273.1%
195011,962−10.2%
196010,890−9.0%
197011,3664.4%
198012,3238.4%
199012,292−0.3%
200013,79212.2%
201014,3484.0%
202015,0825.1%
2021 (est.)15,2240.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2021[1]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 13,792 people, 5,367 households, and 3,966 families residing in the county. The population density was 39 people per square mile (15/km2). There were 6,120 housing units at an average density of 17 per square mile (7/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 97.33% White, 1.41% Black or African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.17% Asian, 0.28% from other races, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,367 households, out of which 34.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.30% were married couples living together, 9.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.10% were non-families. 23.30% of all households were made up of individuals, and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.99.

In the county, the population was spread out, with 25.40% under the age of 18, 8.40% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 23.90% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $27,990, and the median income for a family was $33,300. Males had a median income of $26,463 versus $19,895 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,214. About 14.80% of families and 18.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.90% of those under age 18 and 20.10% of those age 65 or over.

PoliticsEdit

United States presidential election results for Fleming County, Kentucky[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third party
No.  % No.  % No.  %
2020 5,534 78.30% 1,474 20.85% 60 0.85%
2016 4,722 75.43% 1,348 21.53% 190 3.04%
2012 3,780 65.38% 1,911 33.05% 91 1.57%
2008 3,432 58.85% 2,279 39.08% 121 2.07%
2004 3,749 60.44% 2,406 38.79% 48 0.77%
2000 3,282 63.37% 1,813 35.01% 84 1.62%
1996 2,313 48.55% 1,913 40.16% 538 11.29%
1992 2,045 39.82% 2,257 43.95% 833 16.22%
1988 2,409 53.27% 2,086 46.13% 27 0.60%
1984 2,824 63.33% 1,616 36.24% 19 0.43%
1980 2,189 50.73% 2,051 47.53% 75 1.74%
1976 1,647 41.35% 2,317 58.17% 19 0.48%
1972 2,484 62.38% 1,455 36.54% 43 1.08%
1968 2,220 53.28% 1,406 33.74% 541 12.98%
1964 1,668 38.33% 2,678 61.53% 6 0.14%
1960 2,777 55.62% 2,216 44.38% 0 0.00%
1956 2,744 51.97% 2,519 47.71% 17 0.32%
1952 2,592 51.33% 2,446 48.44% 12 0.24%
1948 2,088 42.66% 2,722 55.62% 84 1.72%
1944 2,666 50.38% 2,612 49.36% 14 0.26%
1940 2,855 48.65% 2,999 51.11% 14 0.24%
1936 2,749 48.66% 2,879 50.96% 21 0.37%
1932 2,638 43.08% 3,442 56.21% 44 0.72%
1928 3,798 64.50% 2,086 35.43% 4 0.07%
1924 2,572 49.38% 2,590 49.72% 47 0.90%
1920 2,960 45.72% 3,488 53.88% 26 0.40%
1916 1,836 44.60% 2,240 54.41% 41 1.00%
1912 1,400 36.77% 1,915 50.30% 492 12.92%


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See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on June 7, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2014.
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  3. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 103. ISBN 0813126312. Retrieved April 28, 2013.
  4. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. pp. 127.
  5. ^ Kentucky State Symbols Archived January 28, 2011, at the Wayback Machine
  6. ^ Collins, Lewis (1882). Collins' Historical Sketches of Kentucky: History of Kentucky, Volume 2. Collins & Company. p. 26.
  7. ^ Hogan, Roseann Reinemuth (1992). Kentucky Ancestry: A Guide to Genealogical and Historical Research. Ancestry Publishing. p. 230. ISBN 9780916489496. Retrieved July 26, 2013.
  8. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 14, 2014.
  13. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  14. ^ Leip, David. "Dave Leip's Atlas of U.S. Presidential Elections". uselectionatlas.org. Retrieved April 10, 2018.

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Coordinates: 38°22′N 83°41′W / 38.37°N 83.69°W / 38.37; -83.69