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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 L. Trigg
Seat Cadiz
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

481.13 sq mi (1,246 km²)
443.12 sq mi (1,148 km²)
38.01 sq mi (98 km²), 7.90%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12,597
28/sq mi (11/km²)
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website [http://triggcounty.ky.gov triggcounty.ky.gov]

Trigg County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1820. As of 2000, the population was 12,597. Its county seat is Cadiz[1]. The county is named for Stephen Trigg, a frontier officer in the American Revolutionary War who died in the Battle of Blue Licks. 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.[1]

Trigg County is governed by a Fiscal Court, which is led by a Judge-Executive. The current Judge-Executive is Stanley H. Humphries (R).

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

Geography Edit

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 481.13 square miles (1,246.1 km2), of which 443.12 square miles (1,147.7 km2) (or 92.10%) is land and 38.01 square miles (98.4 km2) (or 7.90%) is water.[2]

Adjacent countiesEdit

National protected areaEdit

Demographics Edit

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%
Est. 2007 13,401 6.4%
http://ukcc.uky.edu/~census/21221.txt

As of the census[3] 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.

Cities and towns Edit

MediaEdit

Radio stationsEdit

  • WKDZ-FM 106.5 (real country music|country)
  • (WHVO-AM) 1110 & 1480 AM (oldies)
  • Boomer Radio (WHVO-FM) 96.5 F.M. & 100.9 F.M (oldies)

NewspapersEdit

The Cadiz Record

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

External linksEdit

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

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