Centertown, Kentucky

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Centertown, Kentucky
City
Location of Centertown, Kentucky
Location of Centertown, Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°25′0″N 86°59′43″W / 37.41667°N 86.99528°W / 37.41667; -86.99528Coordinates: 37°25′0″N 86°59′43″W / 37.41667°N 86.99528°W / 37.41667; -86.99528
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Ohio
Area
 • Total 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Land 0.3 sq mi (0.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 443 ft (135 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 416
 • Density 1,357.0/sq mi (524.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 42328
Area code(s) 270
FIPS code 21-13870
GNIS feature ID 0489277

Centertown is a 6th-class city in Ohio County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 416 at the 2000 census. Incorporated in 1890, the city is named for its location between Hartford and the Green River shipping port of Point Pleasant.[1]

Geography[edit]

Centertown is located at 37°25′0″N 86°59′43″W / 37.41667°N 86.99528°W / 37.41667; -86.99528 (37.416771, -86.995243)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.3 square miles (0.78 km2), all land.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 416 people, 164 households, and 126 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,357.0 people per square mile (518.1/km²). There were 181 housing units at an average density of 590.4 per square mile (225.4/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 1.68% of the population.

There were 164 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.8% were married couples living together, 14.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.6% were non-families. 18.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.88.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.6% under the age of 18, 13.0% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 23.8% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 102.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,250, and the median income for a family was $37,946. Males had a median income of $22,500 versus $18,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,018. About 15.4% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 27.5% of those under age 18 and 13.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Dictionary of Places: Centertown". 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.