Elliott County

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Elliott County, Kentucky

PO Box 788
Sandy Hook, KY 41171
Phone: (606) 738-5238
Fax: (606) 738-6962

In eastern KY, southwest of Ashland; organized Jan 26, 1869 from Lawrence, Morgan, and Carter counties. Name Origin: For John Milton Elliott (1820-79), KY legislator, U.S. representative (1853-59), and justice of the KY Court of Appeals (1876-79). Some claim his father, John Lisle Elliott, a KY legislator

Area (sq mi):: 235.20 (land 233.96; water 1.24) Population per square mile: 29.50
Population 2005: 6,902 State rank: 115 Population change: 2000-20005 2.30%; 1990-2000 4.50% Population 2000: 6,748 (White 98.60%; Black or African American 0.00%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.00%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.20%. Median age: 37.00
Income 2000: per capita $12,067; median household $21,014; Population below poverty level: 25.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $13,720-$14,633
Unemployment (2004): 9.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.60% Median travel time to work: 48.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 64.40%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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