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 342.20 sq mi (886 km2)
 • Land 316.08 sq mi (819 km2)
 • Water 26.12 sq mi (68 km2), 7.63%
Population
 • (2010) 9,519
 • Density 31/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 is named for Robert R. Livingston.[3] It is a prohibition or dry county.

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

Geography[edit]

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 342.20 square miles (886.3 km2), of which 316.08 square miles (818.6 km2) (or 92.37%) is land and 26.12 square miles (67.7 km2) (or 7.63%) is water.[4]

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History[edit]

Livingston County was established in 1798 from land given by Christian County.[5]

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. 2012 9,423 −1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]
2012 Estimate[7]

As of the census[8] 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.

Notable people[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.

Communities[edit]

Cities[edit]

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Other community[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. p. 36. 
  4. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  5. ^ Collins, Lewis (1882). Collins' Historical Sketches of Kentucky: History of Kentucky, Volume 2. Collins & Company. p. 26. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 5, 2013. 
  8. ^ "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