Knox County is located in southeastern Kentucky. The County Seat is Barbourville and the largest city is Barbourville. The Official Web Site is located at http://knoxcountyclerkky.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 31,798 and the 2010 census population was 31,883. The land area is 386.30 square miles and there are 82.5 persons per square mile.
97.1% of the population is White, 1.2% is Black or African American, 1.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.2% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 67.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 10.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $71,400, there are 12,350 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $14,367, the median household income is $24,038, and 34.7% of the persons in Knox County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,121. Retail sales (in $1000) were $318,643, and sales per capita were $9,870. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.3%.
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