Hardin County is located in north central Kentucky. The County Seat is Elizabethtown and the largest city is Elizabethtown. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.hcky.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 108,266 and the 2010 census population was 105,549. The land area is 623.28 square miles and there are 169.3 persons per square mile.
80.8% of the population is White, 12.8% is Black or African American, 5.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 2.2% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.4% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.4% is two or more races. 88.1% have a high school degree or higher, and 20.8% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $140,600, there are 39,401 households, an average of 2.60 persons per household. The per capita income is $24,147, the median household income is $48,687, and 15.8% of the persons in Hardin County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 7,635. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,449,522, and sales per capita were $14,781. The percentage of black-owned firms is 5.2%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.1%.
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