1972 Presidential General Election Results - Kentucky
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Vice Presidential
Popular VoteElectoral Vote
Richard NixonSpiro AgnewRepublican 676,446 63.37%9
George McGovernR. Sargent ShriverDemocrat 371,159 34.77%0
John SchmitzThomas AndersonAmerican 17,627 1.65%0
YOther (+) - - 2,267 0.21%0
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Demographic Data

1980 Population:3,660,324Enum.1980 Population Density:35.6persons/km2
1972 Population:3,336,106Est.1972 Population Density:32.4persons/km2
1970 Population:3,220,711Enum.1970 Population Density:31.3persons/km2
Total Electoral Vote:9Electoral Vote Density:370,678persons/EV
Land Area (2000):102,896km2Annual Pop Growth Rate:1.3%

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Data Sources:
  • Source for Popular Vote data: Kentucky Secretary of State, Statement of the Official Vote of Kentucky General Election Held Tuesday, November 7, 1972 (Frankfurt, 1972)
  • Source for Population data: U.S. Census Bureau.
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