Magoffin County

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Magoffin County, Kentucky

PO Box 430
Salyersville, KY 41465
Phone: (606) 349-2313
Fax: (606) 349-2109

In east-central KY; organized Feb 22, 1860 from Floyd, Johnson, and Morgan counties. Name Origin: For Beriah Magoffin (1815-85), KY legislator and governor (1859-62)

Area (sq mi):: 309.44 (land 309.44; water 0.01) Population per square mile: 43.50
Population 2005: 13,472 State rank: 85 Population change: 2000-20005 1.10%; 1990-2000 2.00% Population 2000: 13,332 (White 98.90%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.50%). Foreign born: 0.20%. Median age: 34.30
Income 2000: per capita $10,685; median household $19,421; Population below poverty level: 36.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $15,710-$17,255
Unemployment (2004): 12.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.00% Median travel time to work: 38.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.20%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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