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Knott County, Kentucky (KY)

County population in 2016: 15,973 (all rural); it was 17,649 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,800
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 3,191
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 5,350
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,423 (it was 1,367 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

31%

Land area: 352 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.8 sq. mi.

Population density: 45 people per square mile   (average).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Knott County: 81.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Manufacturing (34.1%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (15.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 82%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Knott County, Kentucky:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (1.0%)
Median resident age:  41.4 years
Kentucky median age:  38.7 years
Males: 7,912  (49.5%)
Females: 8,061  (50.5%)
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Knott County,KY real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Knott County:

2.0 people
Kentucky:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $29,326 ($20,373 in 1999)

This county:

$29,326
Kentucky:

$46,659

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $339 (lower quartile is $212, upper quartile is $409)
This county:

$339
State:

$555


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $54,735 (it was $36,200 in 2000)
Knott:

$54,735
Kentucky:

$135,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $28,076 - $103,119
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $819
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $244

Institutionalized population: 165

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 12
  • Thefts: 46
  • Auto thefts: 4

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 1
  • Burglaries: 13
  • Thefts: 50
  • Auto thefts: 0
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $629 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $319 (0.7%)

Knott County household income distribution in 2013 Knott County home values distribution in 2013 Knott County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 31.0%
Knott County:

31.0%
Kentucky:

18.5%
(30.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 66.7% for Black residents, 64.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for American Indian residents, 57.1% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 20.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 41.4 years old
(Males: 40.7 years old, Females: 41.9 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42.3 years old, Black residents: 38.7 years old, Asian residents: 37.2 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 11.9 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Knott County is $374 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $429 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $537 a month.

Cities in this county include: Carr Fork, Emmalena, Beaver, Mousie, Hindman, Pippa Passes.

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Neighboring counties: Alamosa County, Colorado , Conejos County, Colorado , Breathitt County , Hopkins County , Letcher County , Colonial Heights city, Virginia .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

8.6%
Kentucky:

4.6%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 1,107
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 72.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 13.3%

Number of foreign born residents: 53 (11.9% naturalized citizens)

Knott County:

0.3%
Whole state:

3.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Knott County population
  • 432010 or later
  • 72000 to 2009
  • 81990 to 1999
  • 91980 to 1989
  • 91970 to 1979
  • 22Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 54.7%

Knott County marital status for males Knott County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,327
  • One, attached: 21
  • Two: 146
  • 3 or 4: 94
  • 5 to 9: 35
  • 10 to 19: 114
  • 20 to 49: 5
  • 50 or more: 5
  • Mobile homes: 2,719
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 23

Housing units in Knott County with a mortgage: 1,424 (50 second mortgage, 58 home equity loan, 3 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 3,434

Here:

25.0% with mortgage
State:

58.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Knott County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,33211
Mainline Protestant2431
Other11
None12,770-
Knott County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Knott County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.19 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

0.74 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 6
Knott County:

3.48 / 10,000 pop.
Kentucky:

4.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

0.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.74 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Knott County:

13.0%
Kentucky:

11.0%

Adult obesity rate:
Knott County:

32.0%
State:

30.0%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

22.6%
State:

15.9%

Agriculture in Knott County:

Average size of farms: 204 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $2,857
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $28.25
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 93.22%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $7,839
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.37%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $29,780
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.36%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.20
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.55%

Earthquake activity:

Knott County-area historical earthquake activity is near Kentucky state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 80.1 miles away from Knott County center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 74.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 120.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 55.6 miles away from the county center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 58.0 miles away from Knott County center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi) earthquake occurred 279.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: July 11, 2015 to July 20, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4239: August 12, 2015, FEMA Id: 4239, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood, Wind
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storm, Snowstorm, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: March 03, 2015 to March 09, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4218: May 12, 2015, FEMA Id: 4218, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Winter Storms, Snowstorms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: February 15, 2015 to February 23, 2015, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4216: April 30, 2015, FEMA Id: 4216, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Landslides, and Mudslides, Incident Period: August 18, 2014 to August 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4196: September 30, 2014, FEMA Id: 4196, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Landslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 19, 2011 to June 23, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4008: July 25, 2011, FEMA Id: 4008, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: April 12, 2011 to May 20, 2011, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1976: May 04, 2011, FEMA Id: 1976, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 01, 2010 to June 01, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1912: May 11, 2010, FEMA Id: 1912, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: May 03, 2009 to May 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1841: May 29, 2009, FEMA Id: 1841, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Severe Storms, Flooding, Mudslides, and Rockslides, Incident Period: April 14, 2007 to April 15, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1703: May 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1703, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • Kentucky Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3231: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3231, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • 19 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Knott County (29) is a lot greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 27
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 25, Storms: 20, Tornadoes: 10, Mudslides: 9, Landslides: 4, Winter Storms: 4, Snowstorms: 2, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (31%)
  • Educational services (22%)
  • Retail trade (18%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Finance and insurance (3%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Sales and related occupations (13%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (42%)
  • Norway (9%)
  • India (8%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (6%)
  • Russia (6%)
  • Saudi Arabia (4%)
  • Canada (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Knott County


  • American (31%)
  • English (16%)
  • Irish (10%)
  • German (6%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • French (except Basque) (1%)

Knott County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 2,277 (75.5%)
  • Carpooled: 304 (10.1%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 147 (4.9%)
  • Walked: 183 (6.1%)
  • Worked at home: 99 (3.3%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Knott County, Kentucky in 2000:

  • 329 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 152 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 82 people in nursing homes
  • 7 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 3 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

People in group quarters in Knott County, Kentucky in 2010:

  • 393 people in college/university student housing
  • 165 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 61 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 58 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,916.

4.55% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($28,251 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.55%
Kentucky average:

6.18%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.41% relocated from other counties in Kentucky ($21,802 average AGI)
1.14% relocated from other states ($6,449 average AGI)
Knott County:

1.14%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Perry County, KY  0.99% ($31,044 average AGI)
from Floyd County, KY  0.55% ($27,560)
from Letcher County, KY  0.53% ($36,792)


4.60% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($28,187 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.60%
Kentucky average:

6.19%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.76% relocated to other counties in Kentucky ($23,622 average AGI)
0.84% relocated to other states ($4,565 average AGI)
Knott County:

0.84%
Kentucky average:

2.68%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Perry County, KY  1.28% ($27,345 average AGI)
to Floyd County, KY  0.57% ($20,385)
to Letcher County, KY  0.37% ($32,882)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.3

Births per 1000 population in Knott County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Knott County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.6
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Knott County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 18.4%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 7.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Knott County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Knott County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Knott County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Knott County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Knott County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Knott County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 3,216 (1,899 aged, 1,317 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 511 (14%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Knott County, Kentucky in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (451)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (275)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (140)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (134)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (82)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (77)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (70)
  • Congestive heart failure (68)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (64)
  • Unspecified dementia (56)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 17%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,008
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 979
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 11

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 22
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 11

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 15,973
  • In family households: 12,987 (1,891 male householders, 2,266 female householders)
    2,954 spouses, 4,137 children (3,906 natural, 73 adopted, 153 stepchildren), 642 grandchildren, 287 brothers or sisters, 203 parents, 304 other relatives, 321 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,280 (941 male householders (812 living alone)), 970 female householders (831 living alone)), 363 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 691

Size of family households: 2,075 2-persons, 952 3-persons, 702 4-persons, 266 5-persons, 63 6-persons, 79 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,642 1-person, 231 2-persons, 22 3-persons, 11 4-persons.

1,716 married couples with children.
926 single-parent households (121 men, 805 women).

98.6% of residents of Knott speak English at home.
0.7% of residents speak Spanish at home (61% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $118,848,000 ($6,760 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $920,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $44,885,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $25,616,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $92,000
Federal grants: $44,052,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,332,000 ($351,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $2,871,000 ($338,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $189,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,640,000
Federal Government insurance: $3,074,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 925
Here:

53 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 907
Here:

52 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +10
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+7 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -90
Here -5 per 1000 residents
State +8 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Knott County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.37 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.7
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Knott County, Kentucky Note: State values scaled to Knott County population
  • 232014 or later
  • 2122010 to 2013
  • 1,0852000 to 2009
  • 1,5211990 to 1999
  • 1,4831980 to 1989
  • 1,2231970 to 1979
  • 7261960 to 1969
  • 3561950 to 1959
  • 3961940 to 1949
  • 4061939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Knott County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Knott County, Kentucky Note: State values scaled to Knott County population
  • 161 room
  • 302 rooms
  • 1763 rooms
  • 6194 rooms
  • 1,3365 rooms
  • 9116 rooms
  • 9167 rooms
  • 4178 rooms
  • 3879+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knott County, Kentucky Note: State values scaled to Knott County population
  • 01 room
  • 162 rooms
  • 2273 rooms
  • 3254 rooms
  • 3765 rooms
  • 1796 rooms
  • 567 rooms
  • 208 rooms
  • 279+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Knott County, Kentucky
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Knott County, Kentucky Note: State values scaled to Knott County population
  • 16no bedroom
  • 1471 bedroom
  • 1,1822 bedrooms
  • 2,6893 bedrooms
  • 6654 bedrooms
  • 1065+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Knott County, Kentucky Note: State values scaled to Knott County population
  • 0no bedroom
  • 891 bedroom
  • 5842 bedrooms
  • 5173 bedrooms
  • 344 bedrooms
  • 25+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Knott County, Kentucky in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Knott County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Knott County population
  • 410no vehicle
  • 1,5581 vehicle
  • 1,6312 vehicles
  • 8793 vehicles
  • 2504 vehicles
  • 845+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Knott County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Knott County population
  • 263no vehicle
  • 5641 vehicle
  • 3742 vehicles
  • 303 vehicles
  • 04 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

88.5% of Knott County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 30% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 71% lived in Kentucky.

Knott County:

88.5%
State average:

84.3%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 13,440
  • Other state: 2,391
  • Northeast: 68
  • Midwest: 1,465
  • South: 799
  • West: 58
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Knott County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.0%Electricity
  • 31.6%Utility gas
  • 4.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.3%Coal or coke
  • 2.3%Wood
  • 1.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 55.3%Electricity
  • 40.5%Utility gas
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Wood
  • 1.0%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 88
Here:

5.9%
Kentucky:

12.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 74
Here:

10.4%
Kentucky:

12.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 439
Here:

52.1%
Kentucky:

17.9%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Knott County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $677,000
    General Public Buildings: $204,000
    Parks and Recreation: $54,000
  • Current Operations - General - Other: $2,621,000
    Regular Highways: $1,343,000
    Parks and Recreation: $637,000
    General Public Buildings: $465,000
    Police Protection: $423,000
    Central Staff Services: $385,000
    Correctional Institutions: $192,000
    Financial Administration: $190,000
    Libraries: $175,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $90,000
    Local Fire Protection: $69,000
    Solid Waste Management: $54,000
    Health - Other: $52,000
    Water Utilities: $50,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $41,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $38,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Correctional Institutions: $418,000
    General - Other: $78,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $78,000
    Parks and Recreation: $71,000
    Police Protection: $48,000
    Health - Other: $26,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $20,000
    General - Other: $19,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,737,000

Knott County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $387,000
    Solid Waste Management: $123,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $6,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $7,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $290,000
    Sale of Property: $112,000
    Interest Earnings: $52,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $7,165,000
    Highways: $1,071,000
  • Tax - Property: $832,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $76,000
    NEC: $24,000

Knott County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,000,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $270,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $270,000

Knott County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,533,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $860,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,764
  • Number of aged recipients: 71
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,693
  • Number of recipients under 18: 163
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 1,297
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 304
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 491
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 816
Knott County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Knott County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Knott County, KY among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John2379.9 years
James2166.6 years
Robert1574.9 years
Mary1480.5 years
David1268.8 years
Martha1277.9 years
George1180.3 years
Willie1071.1 years
Eva985.0 years
Sarah981.6 years
Most common last names in Knott County, KY among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Slone16570.6 years
Jacobs4565.6 years
Hall3973.5 years
Combs3771.7 years
Cornett3278.8 years
Smith3174.4 years
Gayheart2674.9 years
Collins1862.4 years
Ritchie1771.1 years
Sparkman1778.3 years
Businesses in Knott County, KY
NameCountNameCount
Arby's1Subway1
Dairy Queen1U-Haul1
H&R Block1UPS1
Rite Aid1

Knott County on our top lists:

  • #41 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the smallest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"