Rockcastle County is located in central Kentucky. The County Seat is Mount Vernon and the largest city is Mount Vernon. The Official Web Site is located at http://rockcastlecountyky.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 16,826 and the 2010 census population was 17,056. The land area is 316.55 square miles and there are 53.9 persons per square mile.
98.3% of the population is White, 0.3% is Black or African American, 0.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.9% is two or more races. 75.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $74,800, there are 6,605 households, an average of 2.52 persons per household. The per capita income is $16,513, the median household income is $30,674, and 25.5% of the persons in Rockcastle County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,535. Retail sales (in $1000) were $71,642, and sales per capita were $4,323.
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