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Magoffin County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Magoffin County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1860
Named for Beriah Magoffin, Governor of Kentucky (1859–1862).
Seat Salyersville
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

309.4 sq mi (801 km²)
309.4 sq mi (801 km²)
0 sq mi (0 km²), 0%
 - (2000)
 - Density

43/sq mi (17/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4

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.

Geography Edit

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 Edit

Demographics Edit

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%

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 Edit

Notable residents Edit

  • 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 Edit

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

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