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

554 sq mi (1,435 km²)
551 sq mi (1,427 km²)
4 sq mi (10 km²), 0.66%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

46,519
84/sq mi (32/km²)
Founded 1807
Named for Samuel Hopkins (1753–1819), American Revolutionary War general.
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Hopkins County Courthouse KY.JPG
Hopkins County Courthouse in Madisonville, Kentucky

Hopkins County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1807. As of 2000, the population was 46,519. Its county seat is Madisonville[1]. The county is named for General Samuel Hopkins, an officer in both the Revolutionary War and War of 1812, and later a Kentucky legislator and U.S. Congressman. It was founded in 1807, as an outgrowth of Henderson County.

The Madisonville Micropolitan Statistical Area includes all of Hopkins County.

Contents

Geography

Hopkins County is part of the Western Coal Fields region of Kentucky. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 554 square miles (1,435 km2), of which 551 square miles (1,427 km2) is land and 4 square miles (10 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1810 2,964
1820 5,322 79.6%
1830 6,763 27.1%
1840 9,171 35.6%
1850 12,441 35.7%
1860 11,875 −4.5%
1870 13,827 16.4%
1880 19,122 38.3%
1890 23,505 22.9%
1900 30,995 31.9%
1910 34,291 10.6%
1920 34,133 −0.5%
1930 37,449 9.7%
1940 37,789 0.9%
1950 38,815 2.7%
1960 38,458 −0.9%
1970 38,167 −0.8%
1980 46,174 21.0%
1990 46,126 −0.1%
2000 46,519 0.9%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21107.txt

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 46,519 people, 18,820 households, and 13,399 families residing in the county. The population density was 84 per square mile (32 /km2). There were 20,668 housing units at an average density of 38 per square mile (15 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 92.02% White, 6.21% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 18,820 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,868, and the median income for a family was $36,794. Males had a median income of $31,400 versus $20,014 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,382. About 13.60% of families and 16.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.40% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Education

Two public school districts operate in the county. Hopkins County Schools serves most of the county, except for the city of Dawson Springs, which is covered by the Dawson Springs Independent School District. The Dawson Springs district operates a single K-12 facility, Dawson Springs Community School.

Elementary schools

  • Earlington Elementary
  • Grapevine Elementary
  • Hanson Elementary
  • Jesse Stuart Elementary
  • Pride Elementary
  • Southside Elementary
  • West Broadway Elementary
  • West Hopkins School
  • Dawson Springs Community School
  • Christ The King Elementary

Middle schools

  • Browning Springs Middle School
  • James Madison Middle School
  • South Hopkins Middle School
  • West Hopkins School
  • Dawson Springs Community School

High schools

Community College

References

External links

See also

Coordinates: 37°19′N 87°32′W / 37.31°N 87.54°W / 37.31; -87.54


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Hopkins County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Hopkins County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1807
Seat Madisonville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.66%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

46519
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Named for: Samuel Hopkins (1753–1819), American Revolutionary War general.

Hopkins County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1807. As of 2000, the population was 46,519. Its county seat is Madisonville6. The county is named for General Samuel Hopkins, officer in both the Revolutionary War and War of 1812; Kentucky legislator; U.S. Congressman. It was founded in 1807, as an outgrowth of Henderson County.

Contents

Geography

Hopkins County is part of the Western Coal Fields region of Kentucky. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,435 km² (554 sq mi). 1,426 km² (551 sq mi) of it is land and 10 km² (4 sq mi) of it (0.66%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 46,519 people, 18,820 households, and 13,399 families residing in the county. The population density was 33/km² (84/sq mi). There were 20,668 housing units at an average density of 14/km² (38/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 92.02% White, 6.21% Black or African American, 0.19% Native American, 0.34% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.37% from other races, and 0.86% from two or more races. 0.91% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 18,820 households out of which 31.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.30% were married couples living together, 11.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.80% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.91.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 8.30% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 24.60% from 45 to 64, and 14.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 91.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $30,868, and the median income for a family was $36,794. Males had a median income of $31,400 versus $20,014 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,382. About 13.60% of families and 16.50% of the population were below the poverty line, including 24.40% of those under age 18 and 10.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Education

Two public school districts operate in the county. Hopkins County Schools serves most of the county, except for the city of Dawson Springs, which is covered by the Dawson Springs Independent School District. The Dawson Springs district operates a single K-12 facility, Dawson Springs Community School.

Elementary schools

Middle schools

High schools

Community College

External links

Coordinates: 37°19′N 87°32′W / 37.31, -87.54

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