LaRue county is in the Pennyrile region of Kentucky. The elevation in the county ranges from 421 to 1080 feet above sea level.
In 2010 the county population was 14,193 in a land area of 261.52 square miles, an average of 54.3 people per square mile.
The equine population was 1,700 in the 2012 Kentucky Equine Survey.
LaRue county was named for settler John LaRue, grandfather of Governor John LaRue Helm.