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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Located in Knott County, Kentucky, Samuel Coal is a coal mining complex comprised of a series of metallurgical blend and PCI quality coal seams.
The coal reserves, which are predominantly low sulfur and have a high BTU content, are located in Knott County, Kentucky.
The company plans to partially mitigate the effects of this production shortfall by transferring equipment that is unable to be efficiently utilized at the Sunny Ridge Mine to the Starfire Mine in Knott County, Kentucky, increasing that mine's output by approximately 40,000 tons per month.