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Greenup County, Kentucky

PO Box 686
Greenup, KY 41144
Phone: (606) 473-7394
Fax: (606) 473-5354

In northeastern KY, northwest of Ashland; established Dec 12, 1803 from Mason County. Name Origin: For Col. Christopher Greenup (c.1750-1818), U.S. representative from KY (1792-97) and governor (1804-08)

Area (sq mi):: 354.51 (land 346.11; water 8.41) Population per square mile: 107.40
Population 2005: 37,184 State rank: 29 Population change: 2000-20005 0.80%; 1990-2000 0.40% Population 2000: 36,891 (White 97.70%; Black or African American 0.60%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.40%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.60%. Median age: 39.20
Income 2000: per capita $17,137; median household $32,142; Population below poverty level: 14.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,181-$23,482
Unemployment (2004): 6.00% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 25.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 57.00%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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2 million tons of metallurgical coal annually for a heat recovery coke plant it plans to build near South Shore in Greenup County, Kentucky.
In Greenup County, Kentucky, the commonwealth's attorney claimed that the circuit court's docket increased almost 25% during the year 2001 because of cases of prescription drug abuse (Gil 2002).
TABLE 2 Greenup County, Kentucky, drug arrests, 1995-2001 Drug Type 1995 1996 1997 1998 1999 2000 2001 OPIUM OR COCAINE AND THEIR DERIVATIVES (1) 1 10 5 11 6 17 134 MARIJUANA 43 101 112 164 95 112 58 SYNTHETIC NARCOTICS THAT CAN CAUSE DRUG ADDICTION (2) 0 0 0 0 0 0 198 OTHER DANGEROUS NON-NARCOTIC DRUGS (3) 9 14 23 34 137 197 0 (1) This category includes morphine, heroin, codeine and OxyContin.

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