Bromley, Kentucky

Coordinates: 39°04′49″N 84°33′47″W / 39.08028°N 84.56306°W / 39.08028; -84.56306
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Bromley, Kentucky
Pleasant Run Stone House I south of Bromley
Pleasant Run Stone House I south of Bromley
Location of Bromley in Kenton County, Kentucky
Location of Bromley in Kenton County, Kentucky
Coordinates: 39°04′49″N 84°33′47″W / 39.08028°N 84.56306°W / 39.08028; -84.56306
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)
Elevation505 ft (154 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 ID2403932[3]

Bromley is a home rule-class city in Kenton County, Kentucky, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 724 at the 2020 census. It is part of the Cincinnati metropolitan area.


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.[4]

On December 14, 2023, the city became the site of a workplace disaster at Sanitation 1 near 2 Steve Tanner Street. Two male contractors were drowned, and third was hospitalized.[5]


Bromley is located on the northern edge of Kenton County. 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.[6]

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).[7]


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[8][6]

As of the census[9] 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.


The majority of Bromley is in the Ludlow Independent School District. Some parcels of land are in the Kenton County School District.[10]


  1. ^ "City Council". Bromley, KY Official City Website. City of Bromley, Kentucky. Retrieved July 26, 2020.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  3. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Bromley, Kentucky
  4. ^ Kenton County. "Overview Archived May 17, 2006, at the Wayback Machine".
  5. ^ Sanderson, Emily (December 15, 2023). "Police: 2 dead, 1 hospitalized after workers get trapped at sanitation site in NKY". WLWT. Retrieved December 15, 2023.
  6. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Bromley city, Kentucky". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 28, 2019.[dead link]
  7. ^ "Bromley – Street Names". Kenton County Public Library. Retrieved June 28, 2014.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  10. ^ "2020 CENSUS - SCHOOL DISTRICT REFERENCE MAP: Kenton County, KY" (PDF). U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved August 8, 2023. - District text list

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