Campbellsburg, Kentucky

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Campbellsburg, Kentucky
City
Location of Campbellsburg in Henry County, Kentucky.
Location of Campbellsburg in Henry County, Kentucky.
Coordinates: 38°31′23″N 85°12′16″W / 38.52306°N 85.20444°W / 38.52306; -85.20444Coordinates: 38°31′23″N 85°12′16″W / 38.52306°N 85.20444°W / 38.52306; -85.20444
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Henry
Government
 • Mayor Shelley A. Williams-Noe
Area
 • Total 1.6 sq mi (4.1 km2)
 • Land 1.5 sq mi (4.0 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 906 ft (276 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 813
 • Estimate (2016)[1] 791
 • Density 525/sq mi (202.7/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 40011
Area code(s) 502
FIPS code 21-12142
GNIS feature ID 0488741
Website www.cityofcampbellsburg.org

Campbellsburg is a home rule-class city in Henry County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 813 at the 2010 census,[2] up from 705 at the 2000 census. It is home to Post 5 of the Kentucky State Police.

The city was incorporated by the state legislature in 1840 as "Chiltonsville",[3] in honor of its trustee Charles J. Chilton, but the name was changed within three weeks to "Campbellsburg" for another local family. Later the same year, the local post office at Benevola was renamed "Campbellsburg" as well. The arrival of the Louisville, Cincinnati and Lexington Railroad in 1869 led to a division of the town into "Old" and "New Campbellsburg". The later was separately incorporated in 1876 but eventually expanded until the two polities merged into the present town.[4]

Campbellsburg's central business district was rebuilt after much of it was destroyed by a tornado on April 1, 1974.

Geography[edit]

Campbellsburg is located in northwestern Henry County at 38°31′23″N 85°12′16″W / 38.52306°N 85.20444°W / 38.52306; -85.20444 (38.523111, -85.204391).[5] U.S. Route 421 is the city's Main Street; it leads west 1.8 miles (2.9 km) to Interstate 71 at Exit 34 and northwest 9 miles (14 km) to Bedford, while to the southeast US-421 leads 37 miles (60 km) to Frankfort, the state capital. I-71 leads northeast 63 miles (101 km) to Cincinnati and southwest 35 miles (56 km) to Louisville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Campbellsburg has a total area of 1.6 square miles (4.1 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 2.45%, is water.[2]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 107
1890 342 219.6%
1900 191 −44.2%
1910 269 40.8%
1940 350
1950 361 3.1%
1960 348 −3.6%
1970 479 37.6%
1980 714 49.1%
1990 604 −15.4%
2000 705 16.7%
2010 813 15.3%
Est. 2016 791 [1] −2.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 705 people, 283 households, and 202 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,246.3 people per square mile (477.5/km²). There were 298 housing units at an average density of 526.8 per square mile (201.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.75% White, 3.83% African American, 0.85% Asian, 0.43% from other races, and 0.14% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.28% of the population.

There were 283 households out of which 32.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.6% were married couples living together, 18.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.6% were non-families. 26.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.4% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 25.5% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 84.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,865, and the median income for a family was $41,406. Males had a median income of $31,250 versus $21,250 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,755. About 10.5% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.6% of those under age 18 and 19.5% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Campbellsburg city, Kentucky". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved July 5, 2017. 
  3. ^ Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. pp. 338–339. 
  4. ^ Rennick, Robert M. Kentucky Place Names. The University Press of Kentucky (Lexington), 1988. ISBN 0-8131-0179-4.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.