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Livingston County, Kentucky

Livingston County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 9,519.[1] Its county seat is Smithland.[2] The county was established in 1798 from land taken from Christian County and is named for Robert R. Livingston, a member of the committee that drafted the Declaration of Independence.[3] The county was strongly pro-Confederate during the American Civil War and many men volunteered for the Confederate Army.[4][5]

Livingston County, Kentucky
Livingston County Courthouse, Smithland.jpg
Livingston County Courthouse in Smithland
Map of Kentucky highlighting Livingston County
Location in the U.S. state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1798
Named for Robert Livingston
Seat Smithland
Largest city Salem
Area
 • Total 342 sq mi (886 km2)
 • Land 313 sq mi (811 km2)
 • Water 29 sq mi (75 km2), 8.5%
Population
 • (2010) 9,519
 • Density 30/sq mi (12/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website livingstoncountyky.com

Livingston County is part of the Paducah, KY-IL Micropolitan Statistical Area.

It is a prohibition or dry county.

Contents

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 342 square miles (890 km2), of which 313 square miles (810 km2) is land and 29 square miles (75 km2) (8.5%) is water.[6] The western border with Illinois is formed by the Ohio River.

Adjacent countiesEdit

Major highwaysEdit

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
1800 2,856
1810 3,674 28.6%
1820 5,824 58.5%
1830 5,971 2.5%
1840 9,025 51.1%
1850 6,578 −27.1%
1860 7,213 9.7%
1870 8,200 13.7%
1880 9,165 11.8%
1890 9,474 3.4%
1900 11,354 19.8%
1910 10,627 −6.4%
1920 9,732 −8.4%
1930 8,608 −11.5%
1940 9,127 6.0%
1950 7,184 −21.3%
1960 7,029 −2.2%
1970 7,596 8.1%
1980 9,219 21.4%
1990 9,062 −1.7%
2000 9,804 8.2%
2010 9,519 −2.9%
Est. 2016 9,269 [7] −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
1790-1960[9] 1900-1990[10]
1990-2000[11] 2010-2013[1]

As of the census[12] of 2010, there were 9,519 people residing in the county. The population density was 31 per square mile (12/km2). There were 4,772 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (5.8/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 98.49% White, 0.14% Black or African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.03% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.28% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. 0.75% of the population were Hispanics or Latinos of any race.

There were 3,996 households out of which 29.50% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.40% were married couples living together, 7.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.60% were non-families. 24.40% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 2.86.

The age distribution was 22.30% under the age of 18, 7.50% from 18 to 24, 28.20% from 25 to 44, 27.00% from 45 to 64, and 14.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 97.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $31,776, and the median income for a family was $39,486. Males had a median income of $33,633 versus $19,617 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,072. About 7.60% of families and 10.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.70% of those under age 18 and 15.80% of those age 65 or over.

CommunitiesEdit

CitiesEdit

Census-designated placesEdit

Other unincorporated communitiesEdit

North LivingstonEdit

South LivingstonEdit

Notable peopleEdit

  • James Ford (1775-1833), was a civic leader and businessman who was later discovered to be the secret criminal leader of a gang of Ohio River pirates and highwaymen in the early 19th century.

PoliticsEdit

Presidential Elections Results[13]
Year Republican Democratic Third Parties
2016 76.9% 3,570 19.1% 887 4.1% 188
2012 68.5% 3,089 29.8% 1,346 1.7% 76
2008 62.9% 2,890 35.3% 1,622 1.8% 81
2004 56.8% 2,675 42.7% 2,007 0.5% 24
2000 50.1% 2,118 47.8% 2,022 2.1% 90
1996 31.7% 1,258 56.2% 2,228 12.2% 482
1992 31.1% 1,339 55.3% 2,386 13.6% 587
1988 46.9% 1,834 52.5% 2,052 0.6% 23
1984 48.0% 1,866 51.6% 2,007 0.5% 18
1980 41.7% 1,670 57.1% 2,287 1.3% 51
1976 25.7% 878 73.1% 2,497 1.2% 40
1972 60.0% 1,673 38.2% 1,065 1.9% 52
1968 32.6% 1,079 38.5% 1,272 28.9% 956
1964 27.6% 2,147 72.1% 821 0.4% 11
1960 51.9% 1,639 48.1% 1,518 0.0% 0
1956 40.9% 1,247 58.9% 1,795 0.1% 4
1952 41.5% 1,102 58.5% 1,554 0.0% 1
1948 28.8% 671 69.6% 1,622 1.6% 36
1944 41.6% 1,202 58.3% 1,686 0.1% 4
1940 36.9% 1,184 62.7% 2,013 0.5% 16
1936 35.3% 1,039 64.4% 1,897 0.4% 11
1932 32.3% 1,070 67.4% 2,231 0.3% 11
1928 59.1% 1,767 40.7% 1,217 0.2% 5
1924 40.8% 1,267 57.0% 1,768 2.2% 67
1920 47.3% 1,790 51.1% 1,933 1.6% 61
1916 40.0% 923 55.8% 1,287 4.1% 95
1912 35.1% 732 48.4% 1,009 16.5% 344

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on July 14, 2011. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 478. 
  4. ^ Collins, Lewis (1882). Collins' Historical Sketches of Kentucky: History of Kentucky, Volume 2. Collins & Company. p. 26. 
  5. ^ The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. p. 36. 
  6. ^ "2010 Census Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. August 22, 2012. Archived from the original on August 12, 2014. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  8. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  11. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved August 17, 2014. 
  12. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  13. ^ http://uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS

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