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County: Knott County

State: Kentucky

FIPS Code: 21119

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Amenity Characteristics Forest Land

Recreational County: No Land Area (Acres): 225,418

Retirement County: No Percent Land in NF: 0.0%

Amenity Level: Medium Acreage in NF: 0

Percent Seasonal Housing: 1.5 Total Forest Acreage: 171,128

Total Housing Units: 7,461

Topography: Low Mountains

Metro Status: Nonmetro: Not adjacent to metro or micro with no town

Metro Category: Nonmetro not adjacent

Economic Type: Mining

Policy Type: Population Loss, Persistent Poverty, Low Employment, Low Education

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Population and Demographic Change

Total Pop Pop Chg Net Mig Nat Inc

1990: 17,906 -0.2% -6.5% 6.3%

2000: 17,649 -1.4% -5.1% 3.6%

2010: 16,346 -7.4% -7.5% 0.1%

2013: 15,976 -2.0% -1.5% -0.5%

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Demographic Characteristics (2010 Census)

Pop 25+ with BS or more: 10.6% Age: Count Percent

Median Family Income: $35,630 0-to-19: 4,116 25.2%

Persons in Poverty: 25.2% 20-to-44: 5,110 31.3%

Children in Poverty 31.2% 45-to-64: 4,937 30.2%

Median Age: 40.5 65-plus: 2,183 13.4%

Percent Minority: 2.0%

Race: Count Percent % Chg

White: 16,015 98.0% -7.2%

Black: 116 0.7% -12.1%

Hispanic: 99 0.6% -11.6%

Asian: 14 0.1% -48.1%

Native: 11 0.1% -40.9%

Other: 6 0.0%

Multi: 85 0.5%
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