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Crittenden County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Crittenden County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Seat Marion
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

371 sq mi (961 km²)
362 sq mi (938 km²)
9 sq mi (23 km²), 2.37%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

9,384
26/sq mi (10/km²)
Founded 1842
Named for John J. Crittenden, Governor of Kentucky (1848–1850)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.marionkentucky.us/chamber

Crittenden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky.It was formed in 1842. As of 2000, the population was 9,384. Its county seat is Marion.[1] The county is named for John J. Crittenden who was Governor of Kentucky 1848-1850. It is a prohibition or dry county.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 371 square miles (961 km2), of which 362 square miles (938 km2) is land and 9 square miles (23 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 6,351
1860 8,796 38.5%
1870 9,381 6.7%
1880 11,688 24.6%
1890 13,119 12.2%
1900 15,191 15.8%
1910 13,296 −12.5%
1920 13,125 −1.3%
1930 11,931 −9.1%
1940 12,115 1.5%
1950 10,818 −10.7%
1960 8,648 −20.1%
1970 8,493 −1.8%
1980 9,207 8.4%
1990 9,196 −0.1%
2000 9,384 2.0%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21055.txt

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 9,384 people, 3,829 households, and 2,707 families residing in the county. The population density was 26 per square mile (10 /km2). There were 4,410 housing units at an average density of 12 per square mile (4.6 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.24% White, 0.65% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,829 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,060, and the median income for a family was $36,462. Males had a median income of $30,509 versus $18,961 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,262. About 14.70% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.80% of those under age 18 and 15.70% of those age 65 or over.

Notable natives

Cities and towns

Schools

Students in Crittenden County attend Crittenden County Schools located in Marion.

Transportation

These are the major highway routes through Crittenden County:

US 60.svg U.S. Highway 60 Elongated circle 70.svg KY 70 Elongated circle 91.svg KY 91

See also

References

Coordinates: 37°22′N 88°05′W / 37.36°N 88.09°W / 37.36; -88.09


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Crittenden County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Crittenden County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1842
Seat Marion
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 2.37%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

9384
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.marionkentucky.us/chamber
Named for: John J. Crittenden, Governor of Kentucky (1848–1850)

Crittenden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky.It was formed in 1842. As of 2000, the population is 9,384. Its county seat is Marion6. The county is named for John J. Crittenden who was Governor of Kentucky 1848-50. It is a prohibition or dry county.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 961 km² (371 sq mi). 938 km² (362 sq mi) of it is land and 23 km² (9 sq mi) of it (2.37%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,384 people, 3,829 households, and 2,707 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (26/sq mi). There were 4,410 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.24% White, 0.65% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,829 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,060, and the median income for a family was $36,462. Males had a median income of $30,509 versus $18,961 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,262. About 14.70% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.80% of those under age 18 and 15.70% of those age 65 or over.

Notable Natives

Carlyle Towery Harry Hardin Charles "Turkey" Hughes

Cities and towns

See also

Coordinates: 37°22′N 88°05′W / 37.36, -88.09

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