Hindman, Kentucky

Hindman, Kentucky

Hindman 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.


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 (37.337174, -82.981147).

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 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.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.3% under the age of 18, 10.7% from 18 to 24, 25.4% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 83.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $14,511, and the median income for a family was $21,806. Males had a median income of $31,477 versus $21,979 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,637. About 32.0% of families and 38.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 49.7% of those under age 18 and 22.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people

  • Rebecca Gayheart, a television and film actress
  • Carl D. Perkins, who represented the area in the U.S. House of Representatives for 35 years and whose name is associated with vocational education programs and measures to better the lives of Appalachian residents
  • James Still, a poet, novelist and folklorist of Appalachia
  • David Tolliver, musician from Universal Records country duo Halfway to Hazard


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