Campton, Kentucky

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Campton, Kentucky
City
Wolfe County courthouse in Campton
Wolfe County courthouse in Campton
Location of Campton, Kentucky
Location of Campton, Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°44′5″N 83°32′54″W / 37.73472°N 83.54833°W / 37.73472; -83.54833Coordinates: 37°44′5″N 83°32′54″W / 37.73472°N 83.54833°W / 37.73472; -83.54833
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Wolfe
Incorporated March 17, 1870
Government
 • Type City Commission
 • Mayor E. Gay Campbell
Area
 • Total 1.1 sq mi (2.9 km2)
 • Land 1.1 sq mi (2.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 961 ft (293 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 441
 • Density 400.9/sq mi (152.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 41301, 41342
Area code(s) 606
FIPS code 21-12358
GNIS feature ID 0511172

Campton is a 6th-class city in and the county seat of Wolfe County, Kentucky, United States.[1] The population was 424 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

Campton was a camp town with a small creek, swift creek (named after Jonathan Swift of the legend of Swift's silver mine) running through the town. Swift supposedly buried treasure in the area which has never been recovered.

The annual Swift Silver Mine Festival is held on Labor Day weekend each year. It includes a parade and vendors in the downtown area.

Geography[edit]

Campton is located at 37°44′05″N 83°32′54″W / 37.734689°N 83.548427°W / 37.734689; -83.548427.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2), of which 1.1 square miles (2.8 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) (3.57%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 67
1880 102 52.2%
1890 317 210.8%
1900 276 −12.9%
1910 326 18.1%
1920 277 −15.0%
1930 337 21.7%
1940 418 24.0%
1950 431 3.1%
1960 484 12.3%
1970 419 −13.4%
1980 486 16.0%
1990 484 −0.4%
2000 424 −12.4%
2010 441 4.0%
Est. 2013 429 [3] −2.7%

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 424 people, 196 households, and 117 families residing in the city. The population density was 393.4 people per square mile (151.6/km²). There were 229 housing units at an average density of 212.5 per square mile (81.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.76% White, and 0.24% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.71% of the population.

There were 196 households out of which 28.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.8% were married couples living together, 16.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.3% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.16 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 88.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $17,778, and the median income for a family was $21,528. Males had a median income of $24,375 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,167. About 31.8% of families and 34.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 47.4% of those under age 18 and 23.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2013 Population Estimates U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-05-29
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.