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Elliott County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Elliott County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1869
Named for John Lisle Elliott or John Milton Elliott (1820–1885), legislators.
Seat Sandy Hook
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

235 sq mi (609 km²)
234 sq mi (606 km²)
1 sq mi (3 km²), 0.53%
 - (2000)
 - Density

29/sq mi (11/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Elliott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1869. As of 2000, the population is 6,748. Its county seat is Sandy Hook6. The county is named for John Milton Elliott, U.S. Congressman; Confederate Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. Elliott County is one of 55 counties in the Kentucky that is a dry county, meaning the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited everywhere in the county.

It was formed on April 1 1869, from parts of Morgan, Lawrence, and Carter counties.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 609 km² (235 sq mi). 606 km² (234 sq mi) of it is land and 3 km² (1 sq mi) of it (0.53%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1870 4,433
1880 6,567 48.1%
1890 9,214 40.3%
1900 10,387 12.7%
1910 9,814 −5.5%
1920 8,887 −9.4%
1930 7,571 −14.8%
1940 8,713 15.1%
1950 7,085 −18.7%
1960 6,330 −10.7%
1970 5,933 −6.3%
1980 6,908 16.4%
1990 6,455 −6.6%
2000 6,748 4.5%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 6,748 people, 2,638 households, and 1,925 families residing in the county. The population density was 11/km² (29/sq mi). There were 3,107 housing units at an average density of 5/km² (13/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.04% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.01% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,638 households out of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.00% were non-families. 24.70% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% 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 3.02.

In the county the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $21,014, and the median income for a family was $27,125. Males had a median income of $29,593 versus $20,339 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,067. About 20.80% of families and 25.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.50% of those under age 18 and 26.40% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

See also Edit

External links Edit

Coordinates: 38°07′N 83°06′W / 38.12, -83.10

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