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Muhlenberg County, Kentucky

\nMuhlenberg County is a county located in the U.S. State of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 31,839.

Table of contents
1 Geography
2 Demographics
3 Cities and towns


\nAccording to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,242 km2 (479 mi2). 1,230 km2 (475 mi2) of it is land and 12 km2 (5 mi2) of it is water. The total area is 0.98% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 31,839 people, 12,357 households, and 9,057 families residing in the county. The population density is 26/km2 (67/mi2). There are 13,675 housing units at an average density of 11/km2 (29/mi2). The racial makeup of the county is 94.19% White, 4.65% Black or African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.13% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.19% from other races, and 0.72% from two or more races. 0.73% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 12,357 households out of which 30.70% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.70% are married couples living together, 10.40% have a female householder with no husband present, and 26.70% are non-families. 24.30% of all households are made up of individuals and 12.60% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.45 and the average family size is 2.90. In the county the population is spread out with 22.60% under the age of 18, 9.20% from 18 to 24, 28.00% from 25 to 44, 24.80% from 45 to 64, and 15.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 39 years. For every 100 females there are 98.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 96.20 males. The median income for a household in the county is $28,566, and the median income for a family is $33,513. Males have a median income of $29,952 versus $18,485 for females. The per capita income for the county is $14,798. 19.70% of the population and 15.50% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 26.00% are under the age of 18 and 17.00% are 65 or older.

Cities and towns

Bremen\n*Central City\n*Drakesboro\n*Greenville\n*Powderly\n*South Carrollton