Garrard County is located in central Kentucky. The County Seat is Lancaster and the largest city is Lancaster. The Official Web Site is located at http://garrardcounty.ky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,858 and the 2010 census population was 16,912. The land area is 230.08 square miles and there are 73.5 persons per square mile.
96.3% of the population is White, 2.2% is Black or African American, 2.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 80.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 15.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $121,400, there are 6,302 households, an average of 2.66 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,341, the median household income is $44,652, and 19.1% of the persons in Garrard County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,613. Retail sales (in $1000) were $39,605, and sales per capita were $2,331. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.3%.
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