Livingston County, Kentucky

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Livingston County, Kentucky
Map of Kentucky highlighting Livingston County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1798
Named for Robert Livingston
Seat Smithland
Largest city Salem
Area
 • Total 342 sq mi (886 km2)
 • Land 313 sq mi (811 km2)
 • Water 29 sq mi (75 km2), 8.5%
Population
 • (2010) 9,519
 • Density 30/sq mi (12/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.livingstonco.ky.gov

Livingston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,519.[1] Its county seat is Smithland.[2] The county was established in 1798 from land given by Christian County and is named for Robert R. Livingston.[3][4]

Livingston County is part of the Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.

It is a prohibition or dry county.

Geography[edit]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 342 square miles (890 km2), of which 313 square miles (810 km2) is land and 29 square miles (75 km2) (8.5%) is water.[5] The western border with Illinois is formed by the Ohio River.

Adjacent counties[edit]

Major highways[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1800 2,856
1810 3,674 28.6%
1820 5,824 58.5%
1830 5,971 2.5%
1840 9,025 51.1%
1850 6,578 −27.1%
1860 7,213 9.7%
1870 8,200 13.7%
1880 9,165 11.8%
1890 9,474 3.4%
1900 11,354 19.8%
1910 10,627 −6.4%
1920 9,732 −8.4%
1930 8,608 −11.5%
1940 9,127 6.0%
1950 7,184 −21.3%
1960 7,029 −2.2%
1970 7,596 8.1%
1980 9,219 21.4%
1990 9,062 −1.7%
2000 9,804 8.2%
2010 9,519 −2.9%
Est. 2013 9,359 −1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
1790-1960[7] 1900-1990[8]
1990-2000[9] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 9,519 people residing in the county. The population density was 31 per square mile (12 /km2). There were 4,772 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (5.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.49% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race.

There were 3,996 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 24.40% 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 2.42 and the average family size was 2.86.

The age distribution was 22.30% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 27.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,776, and the median income for a family was $39,486. Males had a median income of $33,633 versus $19,617 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,072. About 7.60% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.70% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

Census-designated place[edit]

Unincorporated community[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

  • James Ford (pirate) (c. 1770-1833), was a civic leader and businessman who was later discovered to be the secret leader of a gang of Ohio River pirates and highwaymen in the early 19th century.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Collins, Lewis (1882). Collins' Historical Sketches of Kentucky: History of Kentucky, Volume 2. Collins & Company. p. 26. 
  4. ^ The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. p. 36. 
  5. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

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Coordinates: 37°13′N 88°21′W / 37.21°N 88.35°W / 37.21; -88.35