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Trigg County, Kentucky
Cadiz courthouse with sign
The old Trigg County courthouse in Cadiz, Kentucky. It was torn down in 2008 to make way for a new courthouse, which is already completed.
Map of Kentucky highlighting Trigg County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of USA KY
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1820
Named for Stephen Trigg
Seat Cadiz
Largest city Cadiz
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

481 sq mi (1,246 km²)
441 sq mi (1,142 km²)
40 sq mi (104 km²), 8.3%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

14,339
32/sq mi (12/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website http://www.triggcounty.ky.gov/

Trigg County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,339.[1] Its county seat is Cadiz.[2] It was formed in 1820 and named for Stephen Trigg, an officer in the American Revolutionary War who was killed at the Battle of Blue Licks.[3][4] Trigg was a prohibition or dry county until 2009, when the county's voters narrowly approved a referendum to repeal the prohibition on alcohol sales.[5]

Trigg County is part of the Clarksville, TN–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Trigg County is governed by a Fiscal Court, which is led by a Judge-Executive. The current Judge-Executive is Hollis Alexander (D). Alexander was appointed to the position in 2013 after Stanley H. Humphries was elected to the Kentucky State Senate from District 1.

HistoryEdit

Trigg County was formed in 1820 from Christian County and Caldwell County.

Trigg County was named in honor of Lt. Col. Stephen Trigg, of Virginia. Lt. Col. Trigg settled near Harrodsburg, Kentucky and was killed on August 19, 1782, in the Battle of Blue Licks.[6]

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 481 square miles (1,250 km2), of which 441 square miles (1,140 km2) is land and 40 square miles (100 km2) (8.3%) is water.[7]

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit

DemographicsEdit

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1830 5,916
1840 7,716 30.4%
1850 10,129 31.3%
1860 11,051 9.1%
1870 13,686 23.8%
1880 14,489 5.9%
1890 13,902 −4.1%
1900 14,073 1.2%
1910 14,539 3.3%
1920 14,208 −2.3%
1930 12,531 −11.8%
1940 12,784 2.0%
1950 9,683 −24.3%
1960 8,870 −8.4%
1970 8,620 −2.8%
1980 9,384 8.9%
1990 10,361 10.4%
2000 12,597 21.6%
2010 14,339 13.8%
Est. 2016 14,264 [8] 13.2%
U.S. Decennial Census[9]
1790-1960[10] 1900-1990[11]
1990-2000[12] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 12,597 people, 5,215 households, and 3,765 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 per square mile (11 /km2). There were 6,698 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (5.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 88.34% White, 9.79% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,215 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the county, the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 27.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,002, and the median income for a family was $40,886. Males had a median income of $31,158 versus $22,081 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,184. About 8.80% of families and 12.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.20% of those under age 18 and 14.70% of those age 65 or over.

MediaEdit

Radio stationsEdit

NewspapersEdit

The Cadiz Record

CommunitiesEdit

CityEdit

Census-designated placeEdit

Other unincorporated placesEdit

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[14]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 73.0% 4,931 23.5% 1,587 3.5% 233
2012 67.0% 4,520 31.4% 2,115 1.6% 107
2008 64.2% 4,189 34.4% 2,246 1.4% 92
2004 65.8% 4,023 33.5% 2,046 0.7% 42
2000 58.6% 3,130 39.5% 2,110 2.0% 104
1996 44.1% 1,975 46.7% 2,087 9.2% 412
1992 37.5% 1,820 50.2% 2,438 12.3% 597
1988 54.7% 2,427 44.9% 1,991 0.4% 16
1984 56.6% 2,512 42.9% 1,905 0.4% 19
1980 41.5% 1,913 56.9% 2,619 1.6% 73
1976 26.5% 991 72.8% 2,727 0.7% 27
1972 53.0% 1,767 45.4% 1,514 1.7% 56
1968 30.4% 1,100 36.7% 1,330 32.9% 1,191
1964 24.6% 2,790 75.1% 912 0.3% 12
1960 38.4% 1,500 61.7% 2,411 0.0% 0
1956 34.5% 1,329 65.3% 2,517 0.2% 9
1952 30.4% 1,134 69.4% 2,585 0.2% 6
1948 23.6% 816 71.7% 2,485 4.7% 164
1944 34.5% 1,332 65.1% 2,511 0.4% 14
1940 34.1% 1,494 65.7% 2,883 0.3% 11
1936 34.0% 1,521 65.5% 2,928 0.4% 19
1932 28.6% 1,452 71.1% 3,611 0.3% 15
1928 53.5% 2,346 46.3% 2,031 0.1% 6
1924 44.4% 2,130 54.7% 2,625 1.0% 47
1920 43.6% 2,420 55.1% 3,056 1.3% 72
1916 46.1% 1,533 51.7% 1,722 2.2% 74
1912 46.4% 1,322 44.4% 1,263 9.2% 263

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/21/21221.html. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. pp. 37. https://books.google.com/books?id=luoxAQAAMAAJ&pg=PA37#v=onepage&q&f=false. 
  4. ^ "Trigg County". Kyenc.org. http://www.kyenc.org/entry/t/TRIGG02.html. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  5. ^ http://www.cadizrecord.com/articles/stories/public/200909/30/04Ts_news.html
  6. ^ Perrin, William Henry (1884). Counties of Christian and Trigg, Kentucky : historical and biographical. F.A. Battey Publishing Company. p. part II, p. 29. 
  7. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. http://www.census.gov/geo/maps-data/data/docs/gazetteer/counties_list_21.txt. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". https://www.census.gov/programs-surveys/popest/data/tables.2016.html. Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  9. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/prod/www/decennial.html. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. http://mapserver.lib.virginia.edu. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/cencounts/ky190090.txt. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  12. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. http://www.census.gov/population/www/cen2000/briefs/phc-t4/tables/tab02.pdf. Retrieved August 20, 2014. 
  13. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder2.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  14. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

External linksEdit

Coordinates: 36°49′N 87°53′W / 36.81, -87.88


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