Kentucky Hickman County Public Libraries

By | December 31, 2022

We are providing a comprehensive directory of public libraries in Hickman County, Kentucky. This list includes library formal name, street address, postal code, phone number and how many books are available. Check the following list to see all public libraries in Kentucky Hickman County.

Street Address: 209 Mayfield Road, Clinton, KY 42031
Phone Number: (270) 653-2225 Hickman 7,422 6,158

Street Address: 209 Mayfield Road, Clinton, KY 42031
Phone Number: (270) 653-2225 Hickman N/A N/A

Overview of Hickman County, Kentucky

Hickman County is a county located in the state of Kentucky. It was formed in 1822. The elevation in the county ranges from 276 to 510 feet above sea level. As of 2000, the population is 5,262. Its county seat is Clinton. It is the least densely populated county in the state.


According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 655 km² (253 mi²). 633 km² (244 mi²) of it is land and 22 km² (8 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 3.36% water.


Hickman County was the seventy-first county in order of formation. It was named for Captain Paschal Hickman, killed in the massacre at the River Raisin in 1813. Columbus, located in the northwestern section of the county on the Mississippi River, was the original county seat; a log structure built in 1823 served as the courthouse. The county seat was moved in 1830 to CLINTON in the central part of the county. During the Civil War the Confederates established Fort de Russey on the strategically located 80- to 120-foot bluffs across the river from Columbus. Gen. Ulysses S. Grant captured the fort in his first battle. The site of the Battle of Columbus-Belmont is now a state park. *From The Kentucky Encyclopedia.


As of the census of 2000, there are 5,262 people, 2,188 households, and 1,542 families residing in the county. The population density is 8/km² (22/mi²). There are 2,436 housing units at an average density of 4/km² (10/mi²). The racial makeup of the county is 88.35% White, 9.90% Black or African American, 0.29% Native American, 0.06% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 0.17% from other races, and 1.24% from two or more races. 1.03% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,188 households out of which 28.20% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.50% are married couples living together, 10.80% have a female householder with no husband present, and 29.50% are non-families. 27.60% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.00% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.34 and the average family size is 2.82.

In the county the population is spread out with 22.10% under the age of 18, 6.90% from 18 to 24, 26.70% from 25 to 44, 25.90% from 45 to 64, and 18.50% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 41 years. For every 100 females there are 91.30 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 88.90 males.

The median income for a household in the county is $31,615, and the median income for a family is $37,049. Males have a median income of $28,438 versus $18,506 for females. The per capita income for the county is $17,279. 17.40% of the population and 14.20% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 27.70% of those under the age of 18 and 13.80% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Cities and towns

According to countryaah, Hickman County, Kentucky has the following cities and towns:

  • Clinton
  • Columbus

Map of Hickman County Kentucky