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This graph shows the relative
populations of the eight smaller
counties of Northern Kentucky
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This graph shows the relative
populations of the Boone, Kenton
& Campbell Counties  from
1800 to 2000.

This graph shows the relative
populations of the Boone, Kenton,
Mason & Campbell Counties  from
1800 to 1860, along with Jefferson
and Fayette, just for reference.

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1819 Populations

This is a chart of populations from The Emigrant's Guide or Pocket Geography of the Western States and Territories, published in 1819.

Notice these things in 1819:
Carroll and Trimble are still part of Gallatin.
Grant is still part of Pendleton.
Kenton is still part of Campbell, but even together they only roughly equal the size of the other counties.
Maysville is not the principal town in Mason County.
Bracken has the third largest population, even tho its boundaries are roughly unchanged to today.

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Percent increase or decrease
in population, in total, and in
rural areas from the 1900
census to the 1910 census
Population Density of Kentucky
counties, in total, and by
rural populations
Percent of acreage in
farms, and the value of
those farms, per acre
Negro population
by county
A few charts from the 1910 Census, showing population characteristics of Kentucky counties.

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Some Area and Population Statistics, 2000 Census

Sorted by Area, and Rank in Size,
County Area Population Density Rank in Size Density Rank
Gallatin 98.8 7,870 79.6 120 43
Carroll 130.0 10,155 78.0 118 45
Trimble 148.8 8,125 54.5 117 63
Campbell 151.5 88,616 584.7 116 4
Kenton 161.9 151,464 935.1 114 2
Bracken 203.2 8,279 40.7 100 82
Mason 241.1 16,800 69.6 89 50
Boone 246.2 85,991 349.1 87 5
Grant 259.9 22,384 86.1 79 33
Pendleton 280.5 14,390 51.2 74 69
Owen 352.1 10,547 29.9 44 111
 

Sorted by Population Density and Density Ranking

County Area Population Density Rank in Size Density Rank
Owen 352.1 9,547 29.9 44 111
Bracken 203.2 8,279 40.7 100 82
Pendleton 280.5 14,390 51.2 74 69
Trimble 148.8 8,125 54.5 117 63
Mason 241.1 16,800 69.6 89 50
Carroll 130.0 10,155 78.0 118 45
Gallatin 98.8 7,870 79.6 120 43
Grant 259.9 22,384 86.1 79 30
Boone 246.2 85,991 349.1 87 5
Campbell 151.5 88,616 584.7 116 4
Kenton 161.9 151,464 935.1 114 2

Northern Kentucky counties are among the smallest in Kentucky.  The state's three
largest counties (Pike, 786; Christian, 726; & Pulaski, 630) total 2142 square miles, while the
eleven counties of Northern Kentucky Views only total 2,274.  On the other hand, the population density
is higher.  The median county density is 65.

(The density numbers are people per square mile; the rankings are the positions among Kentucky's
120 counties; the population figures are from the 2000 census. Statewide data is at this site.)

A table showing the counties in order of their creation is here.

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A nifty little tool at the web site of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve will convert old prices (1913 and later) into current prices. Try it here.

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College Graduation Trends, 1960 - 2000

The Annual Report of the Kentucky Superintendent of Public Education from 1858 had
a number of interesting statistics.  You can find'em here and here

Similar statistics from the 1899-1900 school year are here, here, and here.

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Number of School Districts by county in 1858, here. Also from 1858 is the accompanying data showing property values owned and the number of children. It's here.

Census of Northern Kentucky's Paupers in Almshouses, 1910, here.

Detailed population statistics from 1910, here.  
A list of all seventy-five - that's 75 - different, locally owned banks in Northern Kentucky, in 1908, by county, can be found here (pdf) A few statistics on highway construction progress from 1911, here.

Attendance from Northern Kentucky Counties at UK, Eastern, and Western.  In 1912-13.  Here

The 1853-54 count of hogs in various Northern Kentucky counties is here.

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Northern Kentucky didn't exactly embrace Abraham Lincoln.  The results from 1860 are here, and 1864 here.
Perhaps it was because they were fed garbage like this from the pro-slavery Cincinnati Enquirer.

Detailed Presidential voting statistics from all 11 counties in Northern Kentucky Views are here.
The numbers from each individual county are on the Links and Miscellany pages of the respective counties.

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The Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad's figures for the amount of freight (left) and the number of passengers (right) it hauled along it's route thru Mason, Bracken and Campbell Counties in 1894 and 1895.  Note the number of passengers from places like Ripley, Higginsport, and New Richmond, Ohio. from an early Annual Report of the C&O

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Postage Accruing at various Kentucky Post Offices in 1905.
May's Lick had $187.91, but Covington only $59.06? Curious.

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Mortality Statistics for Covington and Newport, from 1909

By Age By Cause By Nationality

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By City By Make By County

These are all the automobiles registered with the State of Kentucky from June 14, 1910 until roughly the same day in 1911.  It's the first year Kentucky registered automobiles; so these may not be THE first cars in the county, but they are the first registered cars.

For each individual county's registrants, see that county's Links & Miscellany page, or, try these:

Boone, Bracken, Campbell, Carroll, Grant, Kenton, Mason, and Pendleton.
(There were no registrations in this period from Gallatin, Owen, or Trimble County)

The general statistics on vehicle licensing from 1921 are here.

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These two charts both present slave population from Northern Kentucky.  On the left is actual populations; on the left, is the number of slaves as a percentage of total population.  Remember some counties were established later than others. More on these numbers, including a link to the mega-load of population data, is here.

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