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Crittenden County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentuckymarker.It was formed in 1842. As of 2000, the population was 9,384. Its county seat is Marionmarker. The county is named for John J. Crittenden who was Governor of Kentucky 1848-1850. It is a prohibition or dry county.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of , of which is land and is water.

Adjacent counties



Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 9,384 people, 3,829 households, and 2,707 families residing in the county. The population density was . There were 4,410 housing units at an average density of . The racial makeup of the county was 98.24% White, 0.65% Black or African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.09% Asian, 0.14% from other races, and 0.74% from two or more races. 0.51% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,829 households out of which 29.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.80% were married couples living together, 8.90% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.30% were non-families. 27.00% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.80% 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 2.93.

In the county the population was spread out with 23.20% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 26.10% from 25 to 44, 26.40% from 45 to 64, and 16.30% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 93.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.50 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $29,060, and the median income for a family was $36,462. Males had a median income of $30,509 versus $18,961 for females. The per capita income for the county was $15,262. About 14.70% of families and 19.10% of the population were below the poverty line, including 30.80% of those under age 18 and 15.70% of those age 65 or over.

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Schools

Students in Crittenden County attend Crittenden County Schools located in Marionmarker.

Transportation

These are the major highway routes through Crittenden County:

U.S. Highway 60 KY 70 KY 91

See also

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