Lewisburg, Kentucky

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Lewisburg, Kentucky
Location in Logan County, Kentucky
Location in Logan County, Kentucky
Coordinates: 36°59′8″N 86°57′4″W / 36.98556°N 86.95111°W / 36.98556; -86.95111Coordinates: 36°59′8″N 86°57′4″W / 36.98556°N 86.95111°W / 36.98556; -86.95111
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyLogan
Incorporated1878
Named foran O&N railroad engineer
Area
 • Total1.18 sq mi (3.05 km2)
 • Land1.16 sq mi (3.01 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
479 ft (146 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total810
 • Estimate 
(2018)[1]
803
 • Density684/sq mi (264.2/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
42256
Area code(s)270
FIPS code21-45064
GNIS feature ID0496337
Websitecityoflewisburgky.com

Lewisburg (/ˈlɪsbɜːrɡ/)[2] is a home rule-class city in Logan County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 810 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 903 at the 2000 census.

History[edit]

The local post office was established at a nearby stage coach stop in 1852 under the name "Henrysville" in honor of the local postmaster's family name.

In 1872, Lewisburg was surveyed, platted, and founded by the Owensboro and Nashville Railroad to serve as a depot on its line. It was named for Eugene C. Lewis, the line's chief engineer.[2] In 1877, the post office moved to the new community and changed its name. The city was formally incorporated by the state assembly the next year.[4]

Geography[edit]

Lewisburg is located in northern Logan County at 36°59′8″N 86°57′4″W / 36.98556°N 86.95111°W / 36.98556; -86.95111 (36.985622, -86.951059).[5] U.S. Route 431 passes through the west side of the city as Main Street, leading south 11 miles (18 km) to Russellville, the county seat, and north 26 miles (42 km) to Central City. Kentucky Route 106 runs through the center of Lewisburg as Stacker Street, leading northeast 20 miles (32 km) to Rochester and southwest 18 miles (29 km) to Elkton.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lewisburg has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), of which 0.02 square miles (0.04 km2), or 1.39%, are water.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880111
1890224101.8%
19002396.7%
19102535.9%
192033432.0%
1930332−0.6%
194052457.8%
1950496−5.3%
19605123.2%
197065127.1%
198097249.3%
1990772−20.6%
200090317.0%
2010810−10.3%
Est. 2018803[1]−0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 903 people, 415 households, and 249 families residing in the city. The population density was 742.0 people per square mile (285.8/km²). There were 503 housing units at an average density of 413.3 per square mile (159.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.45% White, 0.22% African American, 0.33% Native American, 0.11% Asian, 0.66% from other races, and 0.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.11% of the population.

There were 415 households out of which 28.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.4% were married couples living together, 11.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 37.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 25.9% from 25 to 44, 24.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 85.6 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $21,600, and the median income for a family was $28,015. Males had a median income of $30,234 versus $16,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,950. About 18.6% of families and 23.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 31.9% of those under age 18 and 23.2% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved February 29, 2020.
  2. ^ a b Rennick, Robert. Kentucky Place Names, p. 170. University Press of Kentucky (Lexington), 1987. Accessed 6 August 2013.
  3. ^ "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Lewisburg city, Kentucky". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  4. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Lewisburg, Kentucky". Accessed 1 August 2013.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: Places: Kentucky". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved February 14, 2020.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.