Barbourville, Kentucky

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Barbourville is a city in Knox County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 3,589 at the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Knox County[1].

Barbourville is home to Union College and the Appalachian Children's Home.



Barbourville is located at 36°51′40″N 83°52′46″W / 36.86111°N 83.87944°W / 36.86111; -83.87944 (36.861027, -83.879550)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²), land and water included.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 3,589 people, 1,454 households, and 859 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,027.4 people per square mile (397.1/km²). There were 1,646 housing units at an average density of 471.2/sq mi (182.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.40% White, 3.23% African American, 0.56% Native American, 0.25% Asian, 0.17% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.59% of the population.

There were 1,454 households out of which 28.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.9% were married couples living together, 19.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.9% were non-families. 37.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.88.

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