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Bell County, Kentucky

Bell County is a county located in the U.S. State of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 30,060. Its county seat is Pineville, Kentucky6.

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1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns
4 External Links


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 936 km² (361 mi²). 934 km² (361 mi²) of it is land and 2 km² (1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.16% water.


As of the census2 of 2000, there are 30,060 people, 12,004 households, and 8,522 families residing in the county. The population density is 32/km² (83/mi²). There are 13,341 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (37/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 96.02% White, 2.40% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.35% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.65% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 12,004 households out of which 31.90% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.00% are married couples living together, 15.70% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.00% are non-families. 26.80% of all households are made up of individuals and 11.40% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.44 and the average family size is 2.95.

In the county the population is spread out with 24.40% under the age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 28.70% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.70% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 37 years. For every 100 females there are 91.60 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $19,057, and the median income for a family is $23,818. Males have a median income of $24,521 versus $19,975 for females. The per capita income for the county is $11,526. 31.10% of the population and 26.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 42.00% are under the age of 18 and 21.80% are 65 or older.

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