A GUIDE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL RACES: KENTUCKY

KENTUCKY

Population (1994): 3,627,000 (up 3.8% from 1990), 1.5% of U.S. total

Voting-age population: 2,857,000; 1994 turnout, 27%

Median age: 33.0 years

Median household Income: $26,595 ($5,669 below the U.S. median)

Unemployment: 5.1% (0.5% below U.S. average, March 1996)

Last presidential election: Clinton (D): 45% Bush (R): 41% Perot (I): 14%

Congressional delegation: Three Democrats, five Republicans The Bluegrass State still tends to vote geographically, as it has for more than a century. Western Kentucky is Democratic, but the eastern mountains, which were pro-Union during the Civil War, vote Republican, as does Louisville, which was an antislavery town. The population has...

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