Knott County

Knott County, Kentucky

PO Box 446
Hindman, KY 41822
Phone: (606) 785-5651
Fax: (606) 785-0996

In southeastern KY; organized May 5, 1884 from Floyd, Letcher, Perry, and Breathitt counties. Name Origin: For James Proctor Knott (1830-1911), KY legislator, U.S. representative (1867-71; 1875-83), and governor (1883-87)

Area (sq mi):: 353.01 (land 352.19; water 0.82) Population per square mile: 49.90
Population 2005: 17,561 State rank: 63 Population change: 2000-20005 -0.50%; 1990-2000 -1.40% Population 2000: 17,649 (White 97.80%; Black or African American 0.70%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.80%). Foreign born: 0.40%. Median age: 35.90
Income 2000: per capita $11,297; median household $20,373; Population below poverty level: 31.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,977-$17,092
Unemployment (2004): 6.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 29.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 45.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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"Our DFC grant ended a few years ago," says Glenda Shrum of the Knott Drug Abuse Council, based in Hindman in Knott County. "We have sustained our coalition and have built a good community network among partners."
Knott County resident Dan Estep, who was laid off from a job in the coal industry two years ago, will be among the new students.
After meeting their staff and touring their office, we took off to tour Knott County.
Perkins has sold his Knott County farm to Hazard Community College and the Kentucky Community and Technical College System to be preserved as a historic and educational site.