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Clinton County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Clinton County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1836
Named for DeWitt Clinton, Governor of New York (1817–1823)
Seat Albany
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

206 sq mi (532 km²)
197 sq mi (511 km²)
8 sq mi (21 km²), 3.94%
 - (2000)
 - Density

49/sq mi (19/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Clinton County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1836. As of 2000, the population is 9,634. Its name is in honor of the seventh Governor of New York State, DeWitt Clinton. Its county seat is Albany and it's a prohibition or dry county. 6.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 532 km² (206 sq mi). 511 km² (197 sq mi) of it is land and 21 km² (8 sq mi) of it (3.94%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1840 3,863
1850 4,889 26.6%
1860 5,781 18.2%
1870 6,497 12.4%
1880 7,212 11.0%
1890 7,047 −2.3%
1900 7,871 11.7%
1910 8,153 3.6%
1920 8,589 5.3%
1930 9,004 4.8%
1940 10,279 14.2%
1950 10,650 3.6%
1960 8,886 −16.6%
1970 8,174 −8.0%
1980 9,321 14.0%
1990 9,135 −2.0%
2000 9,634 5.5%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,634 people, 4,086 households, and 2,811 families residing in the county. The population density was 19/km² (49/sq mi). There were 4,888 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (25/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.09% White, 0.10% Black or African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.04% Asian, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.32% from two or more races. 1.22% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,086 households out of which 29.80% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.50% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.20% were non-families. 28.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.80% 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 2.85.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.70% under the age of 18, 8.60% from 18 to 24, 27.70% from 25 to 44, 26.00% from 45 to 64, and 15.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $19,563, and the median income for a family was $25,919. Males had a median income of $21,193 versus $16,194 for females. The per capita income for the county was $13,286. About 20.20% of families and 25.80% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.80% of those under age 18 and 29.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

See also Edit

External links Edit

Coordinates: 36°43′N 85°08′W / 36.72, -85.13

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