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Spencer County, Kentucky

\nSpencer County is a county located in the U.S. State of Kentucky. As of 2000, the population is 11,766. Its county seat is Taylorsville6.

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 497 km² (192 mi²). 481 km² (186 mi²) of it is land and 15 km² (6 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.07% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 11,766 people, 4,251 households, and 3,358 families residing in the county. The population density is 24/km² (63/mi²). There are 4,555 housing units at an average density of 9/km² (24/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 97.50% White, 1.13% Black or African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.27% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 1.12% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 4,251 households out of which 38.40% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.90% are married couples living together, 7.60% have a female householder with no husband present, and 21.00% are non-families. 17.10% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.74 and the average family size is 3.08. In the county the population is spread out with 27.00% under the age of 18, 7.70% from 18 to 24, 33.50% from 25 to 44, 22.70% from 45 to 64, and 9.10% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 35 years. For every 100 females there are 101.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 99.50 males. The median income for a household in the county is $47,042, and the median income for a family is $52,038. Males have a median income of $36,638 versus $24,196 for females. The per capita income for the county is $19,848. 8.80% of the population and 7.70% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 8.90% are under the age of 18 and 10.50% are 65 or older.

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