Menifee County

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Menifee County, Kentucky

PO Box 123
Frenchburg, KY 40322
Phone: (606) 768-3512
Fax: (606) 768-6738

In east-central KY, east of Lexington; organized Mar 10, 1869 from Montgomery, Bath, Wolfe, Morgan, and Powell counties. Name Origin: For Richard Hickman Menefee (1809-41), KY Commonwealth attorney, legislator, and U.S. representative (1837-39). Spelling evidently changed when county was named

Area (sq mi):: 206.03 (land 203.90; water 2.13) Population per square mile: 33.40
Population 2005: 6,809 State rank: 116 Population change: 2000-20005 3.90%; 1990-2000 28.80% Population 2000: 6,556 (White 96.90%; Black or African American 1.40%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.00%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 36.30
Income 2000: per capita $11,399; median household $22,064; Population below poverty level: 29.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $14,590-$15,821
Unemployment (2004): 6.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): -1.00% Median travel time to work: 36.10 minutes Working outside county of residence: 55.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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