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Estill County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Estill County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1808
Named for James Estill (1750–1782), military captain killed at the Battle of Little Mountain.
Seat Irvine
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

256 sq mi (662 km²)
254 sq mi (658 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.69%
 - (2000)
 - Density

60/sq mi (23/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

Estill County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1808. As of 2000, the population is 15,307. Its county seat is Irvine6. Formed in 1808, the county is named after Captain James Estill, a Kentucky militia officer killed during the American Revolutionary War. It is a prohibition or dry county.

In 2008, Estill County welcomes the Estill County Bicentennial and include a yearlong celebration of themed months showcasing 200 years of history, importance and the viability of Estill County and its Twin Cities of Irvine & Ravenna. Both cities sit along the Kentucky River. Ravenna is home to the CSX Railroad and the historic Fitchburg & Cottage Furnaces and will conduct a Ravenna Railroad Festival in August 2008. Irvine is home to the manufacturing headquarters of Carhartt, Inc. and annually hosts the Mountain Mushroom Festival over last weekend of April.

Geography Edit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 662 km² (256 sq mi). 658 km² (254 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.69%) is water.

Adjacent counties Edit

Demographics Edit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1810 2,082
1820 3,507 68.4%
1830 4,618 31.7%
1840 5,535 19.9%
1850 5,985 8.1%
1860 6,886 15.1%
1870 9,198 33.6%
1880 9,860 7.2%
1890 10,836 9.9%
1900 11,669 7.7%
1910 12,273 5.2%
1920 15,569 26.9%
1930 17,079 9.7%
1940 17,978 5.3%
1950 14,677 −18.4%
1960 12,466 −15.1%
1970 12,752 2.3%
1980 14,495 13.7%
1990 14,614 0.8%
2000 15,307 4.7%

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 15,307 people, 6,108 households, and 4,434 families residing in the county. The population density was 23/km² (60/sq mi). There were 6,824 housing units at an average density of 10/km² (27/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 99.07% White, 0.11% Black or African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. 0.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 6,108 households out of which 32.30% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.40% were married couples living together, 12.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.40% were non-families. 24.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the county the population was spread out with 24.20% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 29.20% from 25 to 44, 24.20% from 45 to 64, and 13.50% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.20 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $23,318, and the median income for a family was $27,284. Males had a median income of $29,254 versus $18,849 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,285. About 22.50% of families and 26.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 32.30% of those under age 18 and 21.50% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns Edit

See also Edit

External links Edit

Coordinates: 37°41′N 83°58′W / 37.69, -83.96

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