Calloway County, Kentucky

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Calloway County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1823. As of 2000, the population was 35,421. Its county seat is Murray, Kentucky.[1] The county is named for Colonel Richard Callaway, one of the founders of Boonesborough. It was created on November 3, 1822, from Hickman County.

Calloway County is a limited dry county, meaning that sale of alcohol in the county is prohibited except by the drink in restaurants seating at least 100 diners in Murray and at the Murray Golf Course.

Calloway County is home to two school systems, the Murray Independent School District and the Calloway County School District.



According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 411 square miles (1,064 km2), of which 386 square miles (1,000 km2) is land and 25 square miles (65 km2) is water.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 34,177 people, 13,862 households, and 8,594 families residing in the county. The population density was 88 per square mile (34 /km2). There were 16,069 housing units at an average density of 42 per square mile (16 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 93.48% White, 3.56% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 1.33% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.46% from other races, and 0.93% from two or more races. 1.38% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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