Graves County

Graves County, Kentucky

County Courthouse 101 E South St Suite 2
Mayfield, KY 42066
Phone: (270) 247-1676
Fax: (270) 247-1274

On southwestern border of KY, south of Paducah; established Dec 19, 1823 from Hickman County. Name Origin: For Col. Benjamin Franklin Graves (1771-1813), an officer during the War of 1812 killed at the Frenchtown Battle on the River Raisin, MI

Area (sq mi):: 556.46 (land 555.59; water 0.87) Population per square mile: 67.70
Population 2005: 37,625 State rank: 28 Population change: 2000-20005 1.60%; 1990-2000 10.40% Population 2000: 37,028 (White 91.70%; Black or African American 4.40%; Hispanic or Latino 2.40%; Asian 0.20%; Other 2.60%). Foreign born: 2.10%. Median age: 38.10
Income 2000: per capita $16,834; median household $30,874; Population below poverty level: 16.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,282-$21,944
Unemployment (2004): 7.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): -0.30% Median travel time to work: 23.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 33.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Mayfield County seat (10,252)

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    CBT affiliates include: Citizens Bank & Trust Company in Paducah, Kentucky; Pennyrile Citizens Bank & Trust in Hopkinsville, Kentucky; The Bank of Marshall County in Benton, Kentucky; Graves County Bank in Mayfield, Kentucky; United Commonwealth Bank in Murray, Kentucky; and Fidelity Credit Corporation also in Paducah.