Adair County is located in south central Kentucky. The County Seat is Columbia and the largest city is Columbia. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.myadaircounty.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 19,204 and the 2010 census population was 18,656. The land area is 405.28 square miles and there are 46 persons per square mile.
95.2% of the population is White, 2.9% is Black or African American, 1.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 73.7% have a high school degree or higher, and 13.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $78,600, there are 7,241 households, an average of 2.44 persons per household. The per capita income is $17,371, the median household income is $32,524, and 19.1% of the persons in Adair County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,974. Retail sales (in $1000) were $137,063, and sales per capita were $7,655. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 17.6%.
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