Bromley, Kentucky

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Bromley, Kentucky
Location of Bromley in Kenton County, Kentucky
Location of Bromley in Kenton County, Kentucky
Coordinates: 39°4′57″N 84°33′36″W / 39.08250°N 84.56000°W / 39.08250; -84.56000Coordinates: 39°4′57″N 84°33′36″W / 39.08250°N 84.56000°W / 39.08250; -84.56000
CountryUnited States
 • MayorMike Denham[1]
 • Total0.51 sq mi (1.31 km2)
 • Land0.38 sq mi (0.97 km2)
 • Water0.13 sq mi (0.34 km2)
509 ft (155 m)
 • Total724
 • Density1,930.67/sq mi (745.92/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code859
FIPS code21-09856
GNIS feature ID0487948

Bromley is a home rule-class city along the Ohio River in Kenton County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 763 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 838 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cincinnati metropolitan area.


Bromley is located on the northern edge of Kenton County at 39°4′57″N 84°33′36″W / 39.08250°N 84.56000°W / 39.08250; -84.56000 (39.082610, -84.560088).[4] It sits on the south bank of the Ohio River and is bordered to the northeast (upstream) by the city of Ludlow and to the southwest (downstream) by the city of Villa Hills. To the south is Crescent Springs, and to the north, across the river in Ohio, is the city of Cincinnati. The nearest river crossing is the Brent Spence Bridge 3 miles (5 km) to the east, carrying Interstates 71 and 75.

Kentucky Route 8 passes through the center of Bromley, leading northeast into Ludlow and Covington and west along the river through Villa Hills to Taylorsport.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Bromley has a total area of 0.44 square miles (1.13 km2), of which 0.34 square miles (0.87 km2) are land and 0.10 square miles (0.26 km2), or 22.75%, are water.[3]

Several Bromley streets bear the names of prominent Kentucky historical figures, including Shelby Street (Isaac Shelby), Boone Street (Daniel Boone) and Kenton Street (Simon Kenton).[5]


The settlement of Bromley can be traced to 1784, when Prettyman Merry received a land grant from the United States government of 2,000 acres (8.1 km2). Soon thereafter, the Merry family began constructing a home on the property. This home still stands today on Shelby Street.

The Commonwealth of Kentucky officially approved the incorporation of the city of Bromley on May 23, 1890.[6]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 838 people, 342 households, and 221 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,702.8 inhabitants per square mile (1,043.6/km2). There were 362 housing units at an average density of 1,167.5 per square mile (450.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.57% White, 0.48% Native American, 0.36% Asian, 0.12% from other races, and 0.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.48% of the population.

There were 342 households, out of which 30.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 15.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 29.8% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.07.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 26.5% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, and 14.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,563, and the median income for a family was $40,481. Males had a median income of $30,486 versus $24,886 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,315. About 10.3% of families and 11.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.9% of those under age 18 and 9.2% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "City Council". Bromley, KY Official City Website. City of Bromley, Kentucky. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  3. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bromley city, Kentucky". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 28, 2019.[dead link]
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Bromley – Street Names". Kenton County Public Library. Retrieved 28 June 2014.
  6. ^ Kenton County. "Overview Archived May 17, 2006, at the Wayback Machine".
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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