Ekron, Kentucky

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Ekron, Kentucky
Location of Ekron, Kentucky
Location of Ekron, Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°55′51″N 86°10′41″W / 37.93083°N 86.17806°W / 37.93083; -86.17806Coordinates: 37°55′51″N 86°10′41″W / 37.93083°N 86.17806°W / 37.93083; -86.17806
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Meade
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 656 ft (200 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 170
 • Density 1,498.8/sq mi (578.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 40117
Area code(s) 270 & 364
FIPS code 21-24094
GNIS feature ID 0491600

Ekron is a 6th-class city in Meade County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 170 at the 2000 census.


Ekron is located at 37°55′51″N 86°10′41″W / 37.93083°N 86.17806°W / 37.93083; -86.17806 (37.930819, -86.177999).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all land.


Ekron was laid out on land donated by a Dr. Roberts, whose wife named the town after the biblical city Ekron.[2] It was formally incorporated by act of the state assembly in 1906.[3]


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 170 people, 65 households, and 44 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,498.8 people per square mile (596.7/km²). There were 69 housing units at an average density of 608.3 per square mile (242.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.24% White, 1.76% African American, 0.59% Native American, 1.76% Asian, 2.94% from other races, and 4.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.94% of the population.

There were 65 households out of which 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.8% were non-families. 27.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.29.

The age distribution was 27.1% under the age of 18, 5.9% from 18 to 24, 29.4% from 25 to 44, 24.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $28,125, and the median income for a family was $36,563. Males had a median income of $16,250 versus $20,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,300. About 12.2% of families and 17.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 9.1% of those sixty five or over.

Notable residents[edit]

It is the birthplace of the Baseball Hall of Famer Harold "Pee Wee" Reese.


  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  2. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 90. Retrieved 2013-04-28. 
  3. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Ekron, Kentucky". Accessed 25 Jul 2013.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.