Paducah micropolitan area

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The Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area, as defined by the United States Census Bureau, is an area consisting of four counties – two in the Jackson Purchase region of Kentucky, a third Kentucky county bordering the Purchase, and one in southern Illinois – anchored by the city of Paducah, Kentucky.

As of the 2000 census, the µSA had a population of 98,765 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 98,609).[1]



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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 98,765 people, 41,398 households, and 28,070 families residing within the μSA. The racial makeup of the μSA was 78.31% White, 19.53% African American, 0.22% Native American, 0.40% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 1.14% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 0.95% of the population.

The median income for a household in the μSA was $32,317, and the median income for a family was $40,613. Males had a median income of $33,797 versus $20,906 for females. The per capita income for the μSA was $17,994.

Combined Statistical Area[edit]

The Paducah–Mayfield Combined Statistical Area is made up of three counties in the Jackson Purchase region of Kentucky, a fourth Kentucky county that borders the Purchase, and one county in southern Illinois. The statistical area includes two micropolitan areas. As of the 2000 Census, the CSA had a population of 135,793 (though a July 1, 2009 estimate placed the population at 136,328).[3]

  • Micropolitan Statistical Areas (μSAs)
    • Paducah (Ballard County, Kentucky; Livingston County, Kentucky; McCracken County, Kentucky; and Massac County, Illinois)
    • Mayfield (Graves County, Kentucky)

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