Knott County is located in southeastern Kentucky. The County Seat is Hindman and the largest city is Hindman. The Official Web Site is located at http://revenue.ky.gov/taxpro/CountyInformation/knottco.htm. The 2014 population estimate is 15,892 and the 2010 census population was 16,346. The land area is 351.52 square miles and there are 46.5 persons per square mile.
98.1% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 0.8% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.1% is Asian, 0.1% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 0.8% is two or more races. 70.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 13% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $59,600, there are 5,892 households, an average of 2.63 persons per household. The per capita income is $18,448, the median household income is $33,889, and 23.1% of the persons in Knott County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 833. Retail sales (in $1000) were $47,551, and sales per capita were $2,782. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 31.3%.
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