Trigg County, Kentucky

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Trigg County, Kentucky
Cadiz courthouse with sign.jpg
The old Trigg County courthouse in Cadiz, Kentucky. It was torn down in 2008 to make way for a new courthouse,which is already completed.
Map of Kentucky highlighting Trigg County
Location in the state of Kentucky
Map of the United States highlighting Kentucky
Kentucky's location in the U.S.
Founded 1820
Named for Stephen Trigg
Seat Cadiz
Largest city Cadiz
Area
 • Total 481.13 sq mi (1,246 km2)
 • Land 443.12 sq mi (1,148 km2)
 • Water 38.01 sq mi (98 km2), 7.90%
Population
 • (2010) 14,339
 • Density 28/sq mi (11/km²)
Congressional district 1st
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.triggcounty.ky.gov

Trigg County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 14,339.1 Its county seat is Cadiz.2 It was formed in 1820 and named for Stephen Trigg, a frontier officer in the American Revolutionary War who died in the Battle of Blue Licks.34 Trigg was a prohibition or dry county until 2009, when the county's voters narrowly approved a referendum to repeal the prohibition on alcohol sales.[1]

Trigg County is governed by a Fiscal Court, which is led by a Judge-Executive. The current Judge-Executive is Stanley H. Humphries (R).

Trigg County is part of the Clarksville, TN–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the 2000 census, the county has a total area of 481.13 square miles (1,246.1 km2), of which 443.12 square miles (1,147.7 km2) (or 92.10%) is land and 38.01 square miles (98.4 km2) (or 7.90%) is water.5

Adjacent counties

National protected area

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1830 5,916
1840 7,716 30.4%
1850 10,129 31.3%
1860 11,051 9.1%
1870 13,686 23.8%
1880 14,489 5.9%
1890 13,902 −4.1%
1900 14,073 1.2%
1910 14,539 3.3%
1920 14,208 −2.3%
1930 12,531 −11.8%
1940 12,784 2.0%
1950 9,683 −24.3%
1960 8,870 −8.4%
1970 8,620 −2.8%
1980 9,384 8.9%
1990 10,361 10.4%
2000 12,597 21.6%
2010 14,339 13.8%
Est. 2012 14,447 0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census6
2012 Estimate7

As of the census8 of 2000, there were 12,597 people, 5,215 households, and 3,765 families residing in the county. The population density was 28 per square mile (11 /km2). There were 6,698 housing units at an average density of 15 per square mile (5.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 88.34% White, 9.79% Black or African American, 0.21% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.18% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. 0.90% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 5,215 households out of which 29.10% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.20% were married couples living together, 8.40% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.80% were non-families. 25.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.60% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.84.

In the county the population was spread out with 22.90% under the age of 18, 6.80% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 27.00% from 45 to 64, and 16.60% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.90 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.10 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $33,002, and the median income for a family was $40,886. Males had a median income of $31,158 versus $22,081 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,184. About 8.80% of families and 12.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.20% of those under age 18 and 14.70% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

Media

Radio stations

Newspapers

The Cadiz Record

See also

References

  1. ^ "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 6, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ The Register of the Kentucky State Historical Society, Volume 1. Kentucky State Historical Society. 1903. p. 37. 
  4. ^ "Trigg County". Kyenc.org. Retrieved 2013-07-10. 
  5. ^ "Census 2000 U.S. Gazetteer Files: Counties". United States Census. Retrieved 2011-02-13. 
  6. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 
  7. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Census.gov. Retrieved August 6, 2013. 
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

Coordinates: 36°49′N 87°53′W / 36.81°N 87.88°W / 36.81; -87.88








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