Magoffin County, Kentucky

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Magoffin County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky which was formed from parts of Floyd, Johnson, and Morgan Counties and officially created on 22 February 1860. As of 2000, the population was 13,332. Its county seat is Salyersville[1]. The county is named for Beriah Magoffin who was Governor of Kentucky (1859-62).



According to the United States Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 309 square miles (800 km2) all of which is land.

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As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 13,332 people, 5,024 households, and 3,858 families residing in the county. The population density was 43 per square mile (17 /km2). There were 5,447 housing units at an average density of 18 per square mile (6.9 /km2). The racial makeup of the county was 99.29% White, 0.15% Black or African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.02% from other races, and 0.27% from two or more races. 0.42% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. There is a significant Melungeon or Black Dutch population in Magoffin County, known locally as the "Brown People of Magoffin County" .

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