McCracken County, Kentucky

The McCracken County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. In 2010, the County had 65 565 inhabitants and a population density of 100.9 inhabitants per square kilometer. The administrative headquarters ( County Seat) is Paducah, which was named after a chief of the Chickasaw.


The County is located at the mouth of the Tennessee River into the Ohio in southwestern Kentucky. The northern border of Illinois is formed by the Ohio. The McCracken County has an area of ​​694 square kilometers, of which 44 square kilometers are water surface. At the McCracken County borders the following Nachbarcountys:


The McCracken County was formed on December 17, 1824 from parts of Hickman County. It was named after Captain Virgil McCracken, who was killed in 1813 at the Battle of Frenchtown.

During the Civil War a battle between the Union and the Confederate troops took place here, near Paducah, on March 25, 1864 instead of which were victorious. Overall, in this battle were 140 men.

Historical buildings

Listed Lloyd Tilghman Memorial in Paducah, since 1997 in the NRHP

Listed Anderson - Smith House in Paducah, since 1984 in the NRHP

Paducah Railroad Station, listed since 1979 in the NRHP

More items:

  • List of entries in the National Register of Historic Places in McCracken County

Demographic data

According to the census in 2010 lived in McCracken County 65 565 people in 28 159 households. The population density was 100.9 inhabitants per square kilometer.

The racial the population was composed of 85.0 percent white, 11.0 percent African American, 0.2 percent Native American, 0.8 percent Asian and other ethnic groups; 2.1 percent were descended from two or more races. Regardless of ethnicity, 2.1 percent of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

In the 28 159 households lived statistically 2.27 per person.

22.4 percent of the population were under 18 years old, 60.8 percent were between 18 and 64 and 16.8 percent were 65 years or older. 52.0 percent of the population was female.

The median income for a household was $ 40,976. The per capita income was $ 24,463. 15.5 percent of the population lived below the poverty line

Cities and Towns


  • Paducah

Census-designated places (CDP )

  • Hendron
  • Massac
  • Reidland
  • Woodlawn - Oakdale

Unincorporated communities

  • Avondale Heights
  • Camelia
  • Cecil
  • Chile
  • Cimota City
  • Concord
  • Epperson
  • Forest Hill
  • Freemont
  • Futrell
  • Future City
  • Grahamsville
  • Hard Money
  • Heath
  • High Point
  • Cancer
  • Lamont
  • Little Ville
  • Lone Oak
  • Melber1
  • Oakdale
  • Oaks
  • Ragland
  • Riverview
  • Rossington
  • Rowlandtown
  • Saint Johns
  • Shady Grove
  • Tyler
  • West Future City
  • West Paducah
  • Woodville

1 - partially in Graves County


The McCracken County is divided into four Census County Divisions (CCD):