Hopkins County is located in west central Kentucky. The County Seat is Madisonville and the largest city is Madisonville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.hopkinscounty.ky.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 46,376 and the 2010 census population was 46,920. The land area is 542.00 square miles and there are 86.6 persons per square mile.
90.5% of the population is White, 6.8% is Black or African American, 1.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.6% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 82.6% have a high school degree or higher, and 14.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $83,300, there are 18,495 households, an average of 2.48 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,132, the median household income is $40,891, and 18.8% of the persons in Hopkins County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,254. Retail sales (in $1000) were $560,520, and sales per capita were $12,118. The percentage of black-owned firms is 1.9%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 0%.
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