Hindman, Kentucky

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Hindman pronounced /ˈhɪmən/ is a city in Knott County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 787 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Knott County[1].



Hindman was named in honor of James R. Hindman, Lieutenant Governor when the town was founded in 1884. It is home to the Hindman Settlement School, which was the earliest rural settlement school.


Hindman is located at 37°20′14″N 82°58′52″W / 37.33722°N 82.98111°W / 37.33722; -82.98111 (37.337174, -82.981147)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.4 square miles (8.8 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[5] of 2000, there were 787 people, 356 households, and 220 families residing in the city. The population density was 232.5 people per square mile (89.9/km²). There were 415 housing units at an average density of 122.6/sq mi (47.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.59% White, 0.38% Native American, 0.38% from other races, and 1.65% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.27% of the population.

There were 356 households out of which 31.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.3% were married couples living together, 18.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.2% were non-families. 36.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.19 and the average family size was 2.87.

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