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Christian County, Kentucky

511 S Main St
Hopkinsville, KY 42240
Phone: (270) 887-4105
Fax: (270) 885-5925
www.christiancounty.org

On southwestern border of KY, west of Bowling Green; established Dec 13, 1796 from Logan County. Name Origin: For William Christian (1743-86), attorney and legislator, brother-in-law of Patrick Henry (1736-99)

Area (sq mi):: 724.01 (land 721.32; water 2.69) Population per square mile: 97.20
Population 2005: 70,145 State rank: 10 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.90%; 1990-2000 4.80% Population 2000: 72,265 (White 68.10%; Black or African American 23.70%; Hispanic or Latino 4.80%; Asian 0.90%; Other 5.40%). Foreign born: 2.50%. Median age: 27.90
Income 2000: per capita $14,611; median household $31,177; Population below poverty level: 15.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,110-$24,464
Unemployment (2004): 6.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.00% Median travel time to work: 17.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 12.50%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Hopkinsville County seat (28,953)

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    Christian County, Missouri

    100 W Church St Rm 206
    Ozark, MO 65721
    Phone: (417) 581-6360
    Fax: (417) 581-8331
    www.christiancountymo.gov

    In southwestern MO, south of Springfield; organized Mar 8, 1859 from Taney, Greene, and Webster counties. Name Origin: For Col. William Christian (1743-86), army officer, Indian fighter, and legislator; brother-in-law of Revolutionary leader Patrick Henry (1736-99)

    Area (sq mi):: 564.05 (land 563.16; water 0.89) Population per square mile: 119.40
    Population 2005: 67,266 State rank: 16 Population change: 2000-20005 23.90%; 1990-2000 66.30% Population 2000: 54,285 (White 96.50%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 1.30%; Asian 0.30%; Other 2.10%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 34.50
    Income 2000: per capita $18,422; median household $38,085; Population below poverty level: 9.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,808-$23,634
    Unemployment (2004): 4.30% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.40% Median travel time to work: 25.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 64.30%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Springfield County seat (150,704)
  • Nixa (14,617)
  • Ozark County seat (14,457)

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    Christian County, Illinois

    PO Box 647
    Taylorville, IL 62568
    Phone: (217) 824-4969
    Fax: (217) 824-5105

    In central IL southwest of Decatur; organized as Dane County Feb 15, 1839 from Sangamon County; name changed Feb 1, 1840. Name Origin: For the county in KY, named for Col. William Christian (1743-86), army officer, Indian fighter, and legislator; brother-in-law of Patrick Henry (1736-99)

    Area (sq mi):: 715.71 (land 709.06; water 6.65) Population per square mile: 49.60
    Population 2005: 35,176 State rank: 44 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.60%; 1990-2000 2.80% Population 2000: 35,372 (White 95.90%; Black or African American 2.10%; Hispanic or Latino 1.00%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.20%). Foreign born: 1.30%. Median age: 38.90
    Income 2000: per capita $17,937; median household $36,561; Population below poverty level: 9.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,752-$24,658
    Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 24.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.30%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Taylorville County seat (11,318)

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    References in periodicals archive ?
    Roadside Wild Flowers of Christian County is a visually appleaing field guide to sixty-four naturally occurring types of roadside flowers in Christian County, Illinois.
    Taylorville Energy Center in Christian County, Illinois, will convert Illinois coal into clean-burning substitute natural gas, use it to generate electricity and capture more than 50 percent of the plant's CO2 emissions.
    ATLANTA -- The ERORA Group LLC of Louisville, Kentucky, an independent power developer, has signed a license agreement with GE Energy, authorizing the use of GE's gasification technology for a proposed power generating station near Taylorville in Christian County, Illinois.

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