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

256 sq mi (663 km²)
254 sq mi (658 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.69%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15,307
60/sq mi (23/km²)
Founded 1808
Named for James Estill (1750–1782), military captain killed at the Battle of Little Mountain.
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Estill County, Kentucky courthouse.jpg
Estill County courthouse in Irvine, Kentucky
Website www.estillcountyky.net

Estill County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1808. As of 2000, the population was 15,307. Its county seat is Irvine, Kentucky[1]. Formed in 1808, the county is named after Captain James Estill, a Kentucky militia officer killed in the Battle of Little Mountain during the American Revolutionary War. It is a prohibition or dry county.

In 2008, Estill County welcomed the Estill County Bicentennial that included a yearlong celebration of themed months showcasing 200 years of history, importance and the viability of Estill County and its Twin Cities of Irvine and Ravenna. Both cities sit along the Kentucky River. Ravenna is home to CSX Transportation and the historic Fitchburg & Cottage Furnaces and conducted the Ravenna Railroad Festival in August 2008. Irvine is home to the manufacturing headquarters of Carhartt, Inc. and annually hosts the Mountain Mushroom Festival over last weekend of April.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 256 square miles (663 km2), of which 254 square miles (658 km2) is land and 2 square miles (5.2 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1810 2,082
1820 3,507 68.4%
1830 4,618 31.7%
1840 5,535 19.9%
1850 5,985 8.1%
1860 6,886 15.1%
1870 9,198 33.6%
1880 9,860 7.2%
1890 10,836 9.9%
1900 11,669 7.7%
1910 12,273 5.2%
1920 15,569 26.9%
1930 17,079 9.7%
1940 17,978 5.3%
1950 14,677 −18.4%
1960 12,466 −15.1%
1970 12,752 2.3%
1980 14,495 13.7%
1990 14,614 0.8%
2000 15,307 4.7%
Est. 2008 14,948 −2.3%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21065.txt

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 15,307 people, 6,108 households, and 4,434 families residing in the county. The population density was 60 per square mile (23 /km2). There were 6,824 housing units at an average density of 27 per square mile (10 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 99.07% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,108 households out of which 32.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $23,318, and the median income for a family was $27,284. Males had a median income of $29,254 versus $18,849 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,285. About 22.50% of families and 26.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.30% of those under age 18 and 21.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Template.cfm?Section=Find_a_County&Template=/cffiles/counties/usamap.cfm. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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Coordinates: 37°41′N 83°58′W / 37.69°N 83.96°W / 37.69; -83.96


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Estill County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Estill County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1808
Seat Irvine
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.69%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

15307
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.estillcountyky.net
Named for: James Estill (1750–1782), military captain killed at the Battle of Little Mountain.

Estill County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1808. As of 2000, the population is 15,307. Its county seat is Irvine6. Formed in 1808, the county is named after Captain James Estill, a Kentucky militia officer killed during the American Revolutionary War. It is a prohibition or dry county.

In 2008, Estill County welcomes the Estill County Bicentennial and include a yearlong celebration of themed months showcasing 200 years of history, importance and the viability of Estill County and its Twin Cities of Irvine & Ravenna. Both cities sit along the Kentucky River. Ravenna is home to the CSX Railroad and the historic Fitchburg & Cottage Furnaces and will conduct a Ravenna Railroad Festival in August 2008. Irvine is home to the manufacturing headquarters of Carhartt, Inc. and annually hosts the Mountain Mushroom Festival over last weekend of April.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 662 km² (256 sq mi). 658 km² (254 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.69%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,307 people, 6,108 households, and 4,434 families residing in the county. The population density was 23/km² (60/sq mi). There were 6,824 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (27/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.07% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,108 households out of which 32.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $23,318, and the median income for a family was $27,284. Males had a median income of $29,254 versus $18,849 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,285. About 22.50% of families and 26.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.30% of those under age 18 and 21.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

External links


Coordinates: 37°41′N 83°58′W / 37.69, -83.96

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