Goose Creek, Kentucky

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Goose Creek, Kentucky
City
Goose Creek, Kentucky is located in Kentucky
Goose Creek, Kentucky
Goose Creek, Kentucky
Location within the state of Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°17′39″N 85°35′27″W / 38.29417°N 85.59083°W / 38.29417; -85.59083Coordinates: 38°17′39″N 85°35′27″W / 38.29417°N 85.59083°W / 38.29417; -85.59083
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Jefferson
Named for a local stream
Area
 • Total 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Land 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 423 ft (129 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 272
 • Density 4,012.9/sq mi (1,549.4/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 21-31870
GNIS feature ID 0492990

Goose Creek is a 6th-class city in Jefferson County, Kentucky, in United States. The population was 272 at the 2000 census.

Geography[edit]

Goose Creek is located at 38°17′39″N 85°35′27″W / 38.29417°N 85.59083°W / 38.29417; -85.59083 (38.294217, -85.590859).[1] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2), all of it land.

History[edit]

The city is named for its position at the mouth of Goose Creek at its confluence with the Ohio River. The creek itself may have been named for wild geese observed in the area by early settlers or for William Goose, a wagon maker who settled in the area in the late 18th century. The area was also known as Florida Heights by 1881 and continued under this name as late as 1912.[2]

A local post office was established in 1892 and closed in 1902. The city was incorporated in 1969.[3]

Demographics[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 272 people, 115 households, and 93 families residing in the city. The population density was 4,012.9 people per square mile (1,500.3/km²). There were 115 housing units at an average density of 1,696.6 per square mile (634.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.96% White, 1.47% Black or African American, 0.37% from other races, and 2.21% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.21% of the population.

There were 115 households out of which 24.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 76.5% were married couples living together, 4.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.1% were non-families. 18.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.37 and the average family size was 2.68.

In the city the population was spread out with 19.1% under the age of 18, 2.6% from 18 to 24, 19.9% from 25 to 44, 31.3% from 45 to 64, and 27.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 50 years. For every 100 females there were 88.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 88.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $66,250, and the median income for a family was $87,500. Males had a median income of $53,750 versus $36,563 for females. The per capita income for the city was $34,124. None of the families and 0.7% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 2.8% of those over 64.

References[edit]

  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. 119. Retrieved 28 Apr 2013. 
  3. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Goose Creek, Kentucky". Accessed 28 Jul 2013.
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.