Allensville, Kentucky

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Allensville, Kentucky
City
Location of Allensville, Kentucky
Location of Allensville, Kentucky
Coordinates: 36°42′57″N 87°4′12″W / 36.71583°N 87.07000°W / 36.71583; -87.07000Coordinates: 36°42′57″N 87°4′12″W / 36.71583°N 87.07000°W / 36.71583; -87.07000
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Todd
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 591 ft (180 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 189
 • Density 173.2/sq mi (66.9/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 42204
Area code(s) 270
FIPS code 21-01000
GNIS feature ID 0485878

Allensville is a 6th-class city in Todd County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 189 at the 2000 census. Settled in the 19th century and formally incorporated in 1867, the city was named for a pioneer family in the area.[1]

Geography[edit]

Allensville is located at 36°42′57″N 87°4′12″W / 36.71583°N 87.07000°W / 36.71583; -87.07000 (36.715842, -87.069909).[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 189 people, 72 households, and 52 families residing in the city. The population density was 173.2 people per square mile (66.9/km²). There were 84 housing units at an average density of 77.0/sq mi (29.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 70.37% White, 28.04% African American, 1.59% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.59% of the population.

There were 72 households out of which 23.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.3% were married couples living together, 9.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.4% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.63 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.6% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 27.5% from 25 to 44, 25.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 83.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,545, and the median income for a family was $35,208. Males had a median income of $31,875 versus $16,071 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,937. About 17.6% of families and 21.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including none of those under the age of eighteen and 47.6% of those sixty five or over.

Attractions[edit]

  • Historic Allensville
  • Smallest Post Office U.S.A.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dictionary of Places: Allensville". Encyclopedia of Kentucky. New York, New York: Somerset Publishers. 1987. ISBN 0-403-09981-1. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.