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

353 sq mi (914 km²)
352 sq mi (912 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.23%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

17,649
50/sq mi (19/km²)
Founded 1884
Named for James Proctor Knott, Governor of Kentucky (1883–1887).
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Knott county kentucky courthouse.jpg
Knott County courthouse in Hindman, Kentucky
Website www.knottky.com

Knott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1884. As of 2000, the population was 17,649. Its county seat is Hindman[1]. The county is named for James Proctor Knott, Governor of Kentucky (1883-1887). It is a prohibition or dry county. Notable inhabitants include U.S. Congressman Carl D. Perkins, Appalachian author James Still, poet Albert Stewart, country music star David Tolliver from Halfway to Hazard and actress Rebecca Gayheart. Its county seat is home to the Hindman Settlement School, founded as America's first settlement school. The Knott County town of Pippa Passes is home to Alice Lloyd College.

Tourism is increasing in the county, especially the popularity of elk viewing. Knott County and its surrounding counties are home to 5,700 free ranging elk, the largest elk herd east of the Mississippi River.

Knott County tourism has expanded in recent years, with the opening of an ATV Training Center dedicated to the safety of ATV usage amongst riders and the Knott County Sportsplex, a sports complex dedicated to bringing athletic opportunities to people of all ages, through indoor basketball courts, outside baseball fields, a soccer field, and a fitness center.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 353 square miles (910 km2), of which 352 square miles (912 km2) is land and 1 square mile (3 km2) is water.

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Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1890 5,438
1900 8,704 60.1%
1910 10,791 24.0%
1920 11,655 8.0%
1930 15,230 30.7%
1940 20,007 31.4%
1950 20,320 1.6%
1960 17,362 −14.6%
1970 14,698 −15.3%
1980 17,940 22.1%
1990 17,906 −0.2%
2000 17,649 −1.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21119.txt

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 17,649 people, 6,717 households, and 4,990 families residing in the county. The population density was 50 per square mile (19 /km2). There were 7,579 housing units at an average density of 22 per square mile (8.5 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.27% White, 0.73% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,717 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 12.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.70% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $20,373, and the median income for a family was $24,930. Males had a median income of $29,471 versus $21,240 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,297. About 26.20% of families and 31.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.80% of those under age 18 and 23.10% of those age 65 or over.

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Radio

Newspapers

  • Troublesome Creek Times [1]

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Coordinates: 37°21′N 82°57′W / 37.35°N 82.95°W / 37.35; -82.95


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Knott County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Knott County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1884
Seat Hindman
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.23%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

17649
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Website: www.lklp.org
Named for: James Proctor Knott, Governor of Kentucky (1883–1887).

Knott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1884. As of 2000, the population is 17,649. Its county seat is Hindman6. The county is named for James Proctor Knott, Governor of Kentucky 1883-87. It is a prohibition or dry county. It is also the home of Adam Banks, a Kappa Sigma at Morehead State Univeristy. Also this county has produced one of the most outstanding males to ever grace knott county with his presence. Jeffery (Jake) Hall and Adam Banks could possibly be 2 of the most dashing males to ever come from eastern kentucky. "Jake" is also believe to have one of the sexiest Fiance's to ever grace his presence. Her name is Alican Hope Jones.

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Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 914 km² (353 sq mi). 912 km² (352 sq mi) of it is land and 2 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.23%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 17,649 people, 6,717 households, and 4,990 families residing in the county. The population density was 19/km² (50/sq mi). There were 7,579 housing units at an average density of 8/km² (22/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.27% White, 0.73% Black or African American, 0.11% Native American, 0.15% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.12% from other races, and 0.60% from two or more races. 0.63% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,717 households out of which 34.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.60% were married couples living together, 12.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.70% were non-families. 23.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.30% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.50% under the age of 18, 10.80% from 18 to 24, 29.00% from 25 to 44, 24.30% from 45 to 64, and 11.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 97.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $20,373, and the median income for a family was $24,930. Males had a median income of $29,471 versus $21,240 for females. The per capita income for the county was $11,297. About 26.20% of families and 31.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 39.80% of those under age 18 and 23.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Educational institutions

See also

External links

Coordinates: 37°21′N 82°57′W / 37.35, -82.95

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