Crittenden County, Kentucky

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Crittenden County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Crittenden County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1842
Named for John J. Crittenden, Governor of Kentucky (1848–1850)
Seat Marion
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

371 sq mi (961 km²)
362 sq mi (938 km²)
9 sq mi (23 km²), 2.37%
 - (2000)
 - Density

26/sq mi (10/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Crittenden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky.It was formed in 1842. As of 2000, the population is 9,384. Its county seat is Marion6. The county is named for John J. Crittenden who was Governor of Kentucky 1848-50. It is a prohibition or dry county.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 961 km² (371 sq mi). 938 km² (362 sq mi) of it is land and 23 km² (9 sq mi) of it (2.37%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1850 6,351
1860 8,796 38.5%
1870 9,381 6.7%
1880 11,688 24.6%
1890 13,119 12.2%
1900 15,191 15.8%
1910 13,296 −12.5%
1920 13,125 −1.3%
1930 11,931 −9.1%
1940 12,115 1.5%
1950 10,818 −10.7%
1960 8,648 −20.1%
1970 8,493 −1.8%
1980 9,207 8.4%
1990 9,196 −0.1%
2000 9,384 2.0%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 9,384 people, 3,829 households, and 2,707 families residing in the county. The population density was 10/km² (26/sq mi). There were 4,410 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (12/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 98.24% White, 0.65% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,829 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,060, and the median income for a family was $36,462. Males had a median income of $30,509 versus $18,961 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,262. About 14.70% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.80% of those under age 18 and 15.70% of those age 65 or over.

Notable Natives Edit

Carlyle Towery Harry Hardin Charles "Turkey" Hughes

Cities and towns Edit

See also Edit

Coordinates: 37°22′N 88°05′W / 37.36, -88.09

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