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

309 sq mi (800 km²)
309 sq mi (800 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13,332
43/sq mi (17/km²)
Founded 1860
Named for Beriah Magoffin, Governor of Kentucky (1859–1862).
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
MC Justice Center.jpg
Magoffin County justice center in Salyersville, Kentucky

Magoffin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky which was formed from parts of Floyd, Johnson, and Morgan Counties and officially created on 22 Feb 1860. As of 2000, the population was 13,332. Its county seat is Salyersville[1]. The county is named for Beriah Magoffin who was Governor of Kentucky (1859-62).

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 309 square miles (800 km2) all of which is land. The Licking River flows through Magoffin County and can occasionally cause flooding during large amounts of rain.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1870 4,684
1880 6,944 48.2%
1890 9,196 32.4%
1900 12,006 30.6%
1910 13,654 13.7%
1920 13,859 1.5%
1930 15,719 13.4%
1940 17,490 11.3%
1950 13,839 −20.9%
1960 11,156 −19.4%
1970 10,443 −6.4%
1980 13,515 29.4%
1990 13,077 −3.2%
2000 13,332 1.9%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21153.txt

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 13,332 people, 5,024 households, and 3,858 families residing in the county. The population density was 43 per square mile (17 /km2). There were 5,447 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (6.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 99.29% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.02% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. 0.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There is a significant Melungeon or Black Dutch population in Magoffin County, known locally as the "Brown People of Magoffin County" .

There were 5,024 households out of which 37.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.20% were non-families. 21.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $19,421, and the median income for a family was $24,031. Males had a median income of $27,745 versus $18,354 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,685. About 31.20% of families and 36.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.90% of those under age 18 and 29.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Notable residents

  • Bluegrass music singer/songwriter Charlie Sizemore was born in Magoffin County.
  • Publisher of Hustler magazine, Larry Flynt was born in Magoffin County.
  • WSAZ Meteorologist Chris Bailey was born in Magoffin County and resides in Ashland, Kentucky.
  • Country music singer Rebecca Lynn Howard was born in Magoffin County.

References

External links

Coordinates: 37°42′N 83°04′W / 37.70°N 83.06°W / 37.70; -83.06


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Magoffin County, Kentucky
Map
File:Map of Kentucky highlighting Magoffin County.png
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1860
Seat Salyersville
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

13332
Time zone Eastern : UTC-5/-4
Named for: Beriah Magoffin, Governor of Kentucky (1859–1862).

Magoffin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky which was formed from parts of Floyd, Johnson, and Morgan Counties and officially created on 22 Feb 1860. As of 2000, the population is 13,332. Its county seat is Salyersville6. The county is named for Beriah Magoffin who was Governor of Kentucky (1859-62). This county is north of knott county where Adam Banks is from.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 801 km² (309.4 sq mi). 801 km² (309.4 sq mi) of it is land and 0 km² (0 sq mi) of it is water. The Licking River flows through Magoffin County and can occasionally cause flooding during large amounts of rain.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 13,332 people, 5,024 households, and 3,858 families residing in the county. The population density was 17/km² (43/sq mi). There were 5,447 housing units at an average density of 7/km² (18/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.29% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.02% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. 0.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There is a significant Melungeon population in Magoffin County, known locally as the "Brown People of Magoffin County".

There were 5,024 households out of which 37.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.90% were married couples living together, 11.20% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.20% were non-families. 21.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.04.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.80% under the age of 18, 10.10% from 18 to 24, 30.20% from 25 to 44, 22.40% from 45 to 64, and 10.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 97.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.40 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $19,421, and the median income for a family was $24,031. Males had a median income of $27,745 versus $18,354 for females. The per capita income for the county was $10,685. About 31.20% of families and 36.60% of the population were below the poverty line, including 45.90% of those under age 18 and 29.10% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Notable residents

  • Country music singer Rebecca Lynn Howard was born in Magoffin County.
  • Publisher of Hustler magazine, Larry Flynt was born in Magoffin County.
  • WYMT Meteorologist Jim Caldwell was born and currently resides in Magoffin County.

External links

Coordinates: 37°42′N 83°04′W / 37.70, -83.06

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