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Fulton County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Fulton County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the U.S. highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Seat Hickman
Largest city Fulton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

231 sq mi (598 km²)
209 sq mi (541 km²)
22 sq mi (57 km²), 9.37%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

7,752
18/sq mi (7/km²)
Founded 1845
Named for Robert Fulton (1765–1815), inventor of the first commercially successful steamboat
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Fulton County Courthouse.jpg
Fulton County Courthouse in Hickman, Kentucky

Fulton County is the westernmost county of the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1845 from Hickman County, Kentucky. As of 2000, the population was 7,752. Its county seat is Hickman[1]. The county is named for Robert Fulton. Pro-Confederate during the American Civil War, Fulton County saw raids by both sides during the conflict. [2]

Fulton County is part of the Union City, TN–KY Micropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 231 square miles (598 km2), of which 209 square miles (541 km2) is land and 22 square miles (57 km2) is water. About 11 square miles (28 km2) of the county is separated from the rest of the state by the Mississippi River, requiring travelers to cross into Tennessee to reach the Kentucky Bend exclave. The lowest point in the state of Kentucky is located on the Mississippi River in Kentucky Bend in Fulton County, where it flows out of Kentucky and into Tennessee and Missouri.

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Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1850 4,446
1860 5,317 19.6%
1870 6,161 15.9%
1880 7,977 29.5%
1890 10,005 25.4%
1900 11,546 15.4%
1910 14,114 22.2%
1920 15,197 7.7%
1930 14,927 −1.8%
1940 15,413 3.3%
1950 13,668 −11.3%
1960 11,256 −17.6%
1970 10,183 −9.5%
1980 8,971 −11.9%
1990 8,271 −7.8%
2000 7,752 −6.3%
Est. 2009 6,855 −11.6%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21075.txt

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 7,752 people, 3,237 households, and 2,113 families residing in the county. The population density was 37 per square mile (14 /km2). There were 3,697 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (6.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 75.12% White, 23.19% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,237 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.40% were married couples living together, 18.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.70% were non-families. 32.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,382, and the median income for a family was $30,788. Males had a median income of $26,401 versus $19,549 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,309. About 20.10% of families and 23.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.30% of those under age 18 and 16.00% of those age 65 or over.

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Schools

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See also

References

External links

Coordinates: 36°33′N 89°11′W / 36.55°N 89.19°W / 36.55; -89.19


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Fulton County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Fulton County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1845
Seat Hickman
Largest City Fulton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 9.37%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

7752
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: Robert Fulton (1765–1815), inventor of the first commercially successful steamboat

Fulton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1845. As of 2000, the population is 7,752. Its county seat is Hickman6. The county is named for Robert Fulton.

Contents

Geography

Fulton County Courthouse in Hickman. Built in 1903.

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 597 km² (231 sq mi). 541 km² (209 sq mi) of it is land and 56 km² (22 sq mi) of it (9.37%) is water. About 11 sq mi of the county is separated from the rest of the state by the Mississippi River, requiring travelers to cross into Tennessee to reach the Kentucky Bend exclave.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 7,752 people, 3,237 households, and 2,113 families residing in the county. The population density was 14/km² (37/sq mi). There were 3,697 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 75.12% White, 23.19% Black or African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.32% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. 0.72% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,237 households out of which 29.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.40% were married couples living together, 18.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.70% were non-families. 32.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.90% under the age of 18, 8.90% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 23.20% from 45 to 64, and 17.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 87.70 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $24,382, and the median income for a family was $30,788. Males had a median income of $26,401 versus $19,549 for females. The per capita income for the county was $14,309. About 20.10% of families and 23.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.30% of those under age 18 and 16.00% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Schools

Fulton County School District Fulton Independent Schools

Media

External Links

Coordinates: 36°33′N 89°11′W / 36.55, -89.19

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