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

253 sq mi (655 km²)
244 sq mi (632 km²)
8 sq mi (21 km²), 3.36%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

5,262
22/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded 1822
Named for Paschal Hickman, a captain in the 1st Kentucky Rifle Regiment, who was killed in the Massacre of the River Raisin.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Hickman County Courthouse KY.JPG
Hickman County Courthouse in Clinton, Kentucky

Hickman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1822. The elevation in the county ranges from 276 feet (84 m) to 510 feet (160 m) above sea level. As of 2000, the population was 5,262. Its county seat is Clinton[1]. It is the least densely populated county in the state and is a prohibition or dry county.

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History

Hickman County was the seventy-first in order of formation. It was named for Captain Paschal Hickman of the 1st Rifle Regiment, Kentucky Militia. A resident of Franklin County, Kentucky, Hickman was captured at the Battle of Frenchtown in January 1813 and was killed by Indians in the Massacre of the River Raisin. Columbus, in the northwest of the county on the Mississippi River, was the original county seat. A log structure built in 1823 served as the courthouse. In 1830, the county seat was moved to the more centrally located Clinton. Early in the American Civil War, the Confederate Army established Fort de Russey on the strategically located bluffs across the river from Belmont, Missouri. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant attacked Belmont in November 1861 his first battle of the war, but was defeated by Confederate troops from Columbus. The site of the Battle of Belmont is now a state park. [2]

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 253 square miles (655 km2), of which 244 square miles (632 km2) is land and 8 square miles (21 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1830 5,198
1840 8,968 72.5%
1850 4,791 −46.6%
1860 7,008 46.3%
1870 8,453 20.6%
1880 10,651 26.0%
1890 11,637 9.3%
1900 11,745 0.9%
1910 11,750 0%
1920 10,244 −12.8%
1930 8,725 −14.8%
1940 9,142 4.8%
1950 7,778 −14.9%
1960 6,747 −13.3%
1970 6,264 −7.2%
1980 6,065 −3.2%
1990 5,566 −8.2%
2000 5,262 −5.5%
Est. 2008 4,936 −6.2%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21105.txt

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 5,262 people, 2,188 households, and 1,542 families residing in the county. The population density was 22 per square mile (8.5 /km2). There were 2,436 housing units at an average density of 10 per square mile (3.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 88.35% White, 9.90% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. 1.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,188 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,615, and the median income for a family was $37,049. Males had a median income of $28,438 versus $18,506 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,279. About 14.20% of families and 17.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.70% of those under age 18 and 13.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

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. ^ The Kentucky Encyclopedia.
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

See also

Coordinates: 36°41′N 88°59′W / 36.68°N 88.98°W / 36.68; -88.98


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Hickman County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Hickman County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1822
Seat Clinton
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 3.36%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

5262
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: Paschal Hickman, military captain killed at the Battle of River Raisin.

Hickman County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1822. The elevation in the county ranges from 276 to 510 feet above sea level. As of 2000, the population is 5,262. Its county seat is Clinton6. It is the least densely populated county in the state and is a prohibition or dry county.

Contents

History

Hickman County was the seventy-first county in order of formation. It was named for Captain Paschal Hickman, killed in the massacre at the River Raisin in 1813. Columbus, located in the northwestern section of the county on the Mississippi River, was the original county seat; a log structure built in 1823 served as the courthouse. The county seat was moved in 1830 to Clinton in the central part of the county. During the American Civil War, the Confederates established Fort de Russey on the strategically located 80- to 120-foot bluffs across the river from Belmont Missouri. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant attacked Belmont in his first battle but was repelled by Confederate forces from Columbus. The site of the Battle of Columbus-Belmont is now a state park. *From The Kentucky Encyclopedia.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 655 km² (253 sq mi). 633 km² (244 sq mi) of it is land and 22 km² (8 sq mi) of it (3.36%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 5,262 people, 2,188 households, and 1,542 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (22/sq mi). There were 2,436 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 88.35% White, 9.90% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. 1.03% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,188 households out of which 28.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% were married couples living together, 10.80% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% were non-families. 27.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 91.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,615, and the median income for a family was $37,049. Males had a median income of $28,438 versus $18,506 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,279. About 14.20% of families and 17.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.70% of those under age 18 and 13.80% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

See also

Coordinates: 36°41′N 88°59′W / 36.68, -88.98

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