St. Charles, Kentucky

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This article is about the present-day city. For the community in Marion County formerly known as "Saint Charles", see St. Mary, Kentucky.
St. Charles, Kentucky
Location of St. Charles, Kentucky
Location of St. Charles, Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°11′3″N 87°33′19″W / 37.18417°N 87.55528°W / 37.18417; -87.55528Coordinates: 37°11′3″N 87°33′19″W / 37.18417°N 87.55528°W / 37.18417; -87.55528
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Hopkins
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 440 ft (134 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 309
 • Density 538.0/sq mi (207.7/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
FIPS code 21-67710
GNIS feature ID 0502599

St. Charles is a city in Hopkins County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 309 during the year 2000 U.S. Census.


St. Charles was settled as a coal mining camp in 1872 on land purchased from J.I.D. Woodruff by the Saint Bernard Mining Company. In 1873, the post office was established under the name Woodruff but, when the city was incorporated in 1874, the name was changed to "St. Charles" for unknown reasons.[1]


St. Charles is located at 37°11′3″N 87°33′19″W / 37.18417°N 87.55528°W / 37.18417; -87.55528 (37.184139, -87.555164).[2] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 309 people, 120 households, and 90 families residing in the city. The population density was 538.0 people per square mile (209.3/km²). There were 133 housing units at an average density of 231.6 per square mile (90.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.71% White, 0.32% Pacific Islander, and 0.97% from two or more races.

There were 120 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.2% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.2% were non-families. 21.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 32.7% from 25 to 44, 22.0% from 45 to 64, and 12.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 98.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 102.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $20,469, and the median income for a family was $20,000. Males had a median income of $21,875 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $10,230. About 26.1% of families and 29.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 40.6% of those under the age of eighteen and 24.4% of those sixty five or over.


  1. ^ Rennick, Robert. Kentucky Place Names, p. 260. University Press of Kentucky (Lexington), 1987. Accessed 4 October 2013.
  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.