Park Hills, Kentucky

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Park Hills, Kentucky
Location of Park Hills in Kenton County, Kentucky.
Location of Park Hills in Kenton County, Kentucky.
Coordinates: 39°4′13″N 84°31′51″W / 39.07028°N 84.53083°W / 39.07028; -84.53083Coordinates: 39°4′13″N 84°31′51″W / 39.07028°N 84.53083°W / 39.07028; -84.53083
CountryUnited States
Named fornearby Devou Park[2]
 • TypeMayor-council government
 • MayorMatthew A. Mattone
 • Total0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Land0.8 sq mi (2.0 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation751 ft (229 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total2,970
 • Estimate (2016)[3]2,999
 • Density3,840.2/sq mi (1,482.7/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code41011
Area code(s)859
FIPS code21-59255
GNIS feature ID0500180

Park Hills is a home rule-class city[4] in Kenton County, Kentucky, in the United States. The city is a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio and has been recommended as the "Best Place to Live" in the area by Cincinnati Magazine. Much of the city was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 as the Park Hills Historic District.[5] The population was 2,970 at the 2010 census.


The area of present-day Park Hills was subdivided and settled c. 1845 on land owned by Messrs. Coran, Corry, and Spencer. This community remained quite small until D. Collins Lee and Robert Simmons developed the area in 1926 and incorporated the present city the next year.[1][2]


Park Hills is a home rule-class city. The city has a mayor who is elected every four years: the current mayor is Matt Mattone. The city has a six-member City Council that is elected every two years. Current City Council Members are:

  • Karl Oberjohn
  • Steve Elkins
  • Greg Claypole
  • Kathy Zembrodt
  • Pam Spoor
  • Jason Reser

Park Hills is represented in the Kentucky General Assembly by Senator Chris McDaniel (R) of the 23rd District in the Senate and by Representative Arnold Simpson (D) of the 65th District and Representative Diane St. Onge (R) of the 63rd District in the House of Representatives.

Park Hills is located in Kentucky's 4th Congressional District, currently represented in the 113th United States Congress by Thomas Massie (R).


Park Hills is located at 39°4′13″N 84°31′51″W / 39.07028°N 84.53083°W / 39.07028; -84.53083 (39.070261, -84.530854),[6] 2.5 miles (4.0 km) from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, and approximately 10 miles (16 km) from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all land. The city is part of the Bluegrass Region of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, part of the Upland South region of the United States.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20162,999[3]1.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 2,977 people, 1,382 households, and 725 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,840.2 people per square mile (1,473.6/km²). There were 1,523 housing units at an average density of 1,964.6 per square mile (753.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.64% White, 1.65% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.

There were 1,382 households out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.5% were non-families. 40.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.85.

In the city, the population was spread out with 19.9% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $42,227, and the median income for a family was $65,833. Males had a median income of $39,450 versus $31,719 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,486. About 2.8% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.

Public schools[edit]

The City of Park Hills is served by the Kenton County School District. Students from Park Hills attend Dixie Heights High School in grades 9 through 12, Turkey Foot Middle School in grades 6 through 8, and Fort Wright Elementary in grades Pre-K through 5.

Catholic education[edit]

There are two private schools within the community, Covington Catholic High School and Notre Dame Academy. Covington Catholic is all male and Notre Dame is all female, both schools are run by the Diocese of Covington and their Department of Catholic Schools. The Diocese runs 17 schools in Kenton County.

Both Covington Catholic and Notre Dame are known for their strong academic programs as well as athletic success. Covington Catholic, known as the Colonels, won state AAA football titles in 1987, 1988, 1993, 1994, 1997, 2006, and 2017. The Colonels have also won the regional track and field title every year since 1994, the state baseball title in 2002 with a national record of 40 wins and 3 losses and the swimming program has won nine consecutive regional titles. Also notable, the Colonels have won the KHSAA “Sweet 16” Basketball Tournament in 2012, and 2018. At Notre Dame, the Pandas won the state volleyball title in 1979, 1982, 1983, 1984, 1987, 1989, 1991 and 1994, a state soccer title in 2004 as well as numerous regional titles in other sports.


  1. ^ a b Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Park Hills, Kentucky". Accessed 26 August 2013.
  2. ^ a b Rennick, Robert. Kentucky Place Names, p. 227. University Press of Kentucky (Lexington), 1987. Accessed 25 September 2013.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  4. ^ "Summary and Reference Guide to House Bill 331 City Classification Reform" (PDF). Kentucky League of Cities. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  5. ^ "KENTUCKY - Kenton County". Retrieved 13 September 2015.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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