- Woodford County, Kentucky
Infobox U.S. County
county = Woodford County
state = Kentucky
founded year = 1789
founded date =
seat wl = Versailles
largest city wl =
area_total_sq_mi = 192
area_total_km2 = 497
area_land_sq_mi = 191
area_land_km2 = 494
area_water_sq_mi = 1
area_water_km2 = 3
area percentage = 0.68%
census yr = 2000
pop = 23208
density_sq_mi = 122
density_km2 = 47
time zone = Eastern
UTC offset = -5
DST offset = -4
web = www.woodfordchamber-ky.com
named for =
Woodford County is a
countylocated in the heart of the Bluegrass regionof the U.S. stateof Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 23,208. Its county seatis VersaillesGR|6. The county is named for General William Woodford, who was with General George Washingtonat Valley Forge.
Woodford County is home to
Woodford Reserve, the KentuckyBourbon manufactured at the Labrot & Graham Distillery, which was established in 1812 and is the oldest Bourbon distillery in Kentucky.
According to the
U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 192 square miles (497 km²), of which, 191 square miles (494 km²) of it is land and 1 square miles (3 km²) of it (0.68%) is water.
As of the
censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 23,208 people, 8,893 households, and 6,643 families residing in the county. The population densitywas 122 people per square mile (47/km²). There were 9,374 housing units at an average density of 49 per square mile (19/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 92.08% White, 5.41% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 2.99% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 8,893 households out of which 35.00% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.30% were non-families. 21.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.57 and the average family size was 2.99.
In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 7.90% from 18 to 24, 31.20% from 25 to 44, 25.10% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.
The median income for a household in the county was $49,491, and the median income for a family was $58,218. Males had a median income of $39,284 versus $27,972 for females. The
per capita incomefor the county was $22,839. About 5.20% of families and 7.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 8.00% of those under age 18 and 13.10% of those age 65 or over.
Cities and towns
Charles W. Field, (1819-1892), born at "Airy Mount" in Woodford County, United States Armyofficer and Doorkeeper 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]
Albert Benjamin "Happy" Chandler, Sr.- Former commissioner of major league baseball and two term governor of Kentucky
William Shatner-Star Trek's Captain Kirk
*Mike Gentry- former Arizona Cardinal
John Conlee- Country Music Singer
*Taylor Phillips-2006 American Junior Miss
*Randi Jane Hunton - Hip Hop Violinist
* Actor Sam Shepard
*US Rep. Ben Chandler
*John Buford, Jr. - Union cavalry officer during the American Civil War who is best known for the prominent role he played on the first day of the Battle of Gettysburg
*St. Leo's (Serves K-8/Private)
*Woodford County High School
*Woodford County Middle School
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