McCracken County is located in western Kentucky. The County Seat is Paducah and the largest city is Paducah. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mccrackenfiscalcourt.com/. The 2014 population estimate is 65,316 and the 2010 census population was 65,565. The land area is 248.74 square miles and there are 263.6 persons per square mile.
85.7% of the population is White, 11% is Black or African American, 2.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.9% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.1% is two or more races. 86.9% have a high school degree or higher, and 22.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $117,200, there are 27,037 households, an average of 2.38 persons per household. The per capita income is $25,957, the median household income is $44,898, and 16.2% of the persons in McCracken County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 6,657. Retail sales (in $1000) were $1,570,758, and sales per capita were $24,179. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 23.2%.
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