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Elliott County, Kentucky
Map
Map of Kentucky highlighting Elliott County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the USA highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded 1869
Seat Sandy Hook
Largest City Sandy Hook
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

235 sq mi (609 km²)
234 sq mi (606 km²)
1.0 sq mi (3 km²), 0.4%
Population
 - (2010)
 - Density

7,852
34/sq mi (13/km²)
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Website: http://elliottcounty.ky.gov/Pages/default.aspx
Named for: John Lisle Elliott or John Milton Elliott

Elliott County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 7,852. Its county seat is Sandy Hook. The county was formed in 1869 from parts of Morgan, Lawrence, and Carter counties, and is named for John Milton Elliott, U.S. Congressman; Confederate Justice of the Kentucky Court of Appeals. In regard to alcohol sales, Elliott County is a dry county, meaning the sale of alcoholic beverages is prohibited everywhere in the county.

History

Elliott County was established in 1869 from land given by Carter, Lawrence, and Morgan counties. A fire at the courthouse in 1957 resulted in the destruction of many county records.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 235 square miles (610 km2), of which 234 square miles (610 km2) is land and 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2) (0.4%) is water.

Adjacent counties

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 4,433
1880 6,567 48.1%
1890 9,214 40.3%
1900 10,387 12.7%
1910 9,814 −5.5%
1920 8,887 −9.4%
1930 7,571 −14.8%
1940 8,713 15.1%
1950 7,085 −18.7%
1960 6,330 −10.7%
1970 5,933 −6.3%
1980 6,908 16.4%
1990 6,455 −6.6%
2000 6,748 4.5%
2010 7,852 16.4%
Est. 2015 7,648 −2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2013

As of the census of 2000, there were 6,748 people, 2,638 households, and 1,925 families residing in the county. The population density was 29 per square mile (11/km2). There were 3,107 housing units at an average density of 13 per square mile (5.0/km2). The racial makeup of the county was 99.04% White, 0.03% Black or African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.01% from other races, and 0.83% from two or more races. 0.59% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 2,638 households, of which 33.40% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.00% were married couples living together, 9.70% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.00% were non-families. 24.70% 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 2.54 and the average family size was 3.02.

People of British ancestry form an overwhelming plurality in Elliott County.

In the county, the population was spread out with 25.40% under the age of 18, 9.10% from 18 to 24, 27.50% from 25 to 44, 24.70% from 45 to 64, and 13.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.20 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $21,014, and the median income for a family was $27,125. Males had a median income of $29,593 versus $20,339 for females. The per capita income for the county was $12,067. About 20.80% of families and 25.90% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.50% of those under age 18 and 26.40% of those age 65 or over.

Communities


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