Knott County

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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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