Raywick, Kentucky

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Raywick, Kentucky
Welcome sign along KY 84
Welcome sign along KY 84
Location of Raywick in Marion County, Kentucky.
Location of Raywick in Marion County, Kentucky.
Coordinates: 37°33′38″N 85°25′47″W / 37.56056°N 85.42972°W / 37.56056; -85.42972Coordinates: 37°33′38″N 85°25′47″W / 37.56056°N 85.42972°W / 37.56056; -85.42972
CountryUnited States
 • Total0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Land0.7 sq mi (1.9 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation607 ft (185 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total134
 • Estimate (2016)[1]135
 • Density194.1/sq mi (74.9/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code40060
Area code(s)270 & 364
FIPS code21-64146
GNIS feature ID0501630

Raywick is a home rule-class city in Marion County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 144 at the 2000 census.


Raywick is a compound of the names of two pioneer families, Ray and Wickliffe. Two members of these families, Loyd Ray and Nancy Wickliffe, married in 1811. A post office has been in operation at Raywick since 1833. The city incorporated in 1838.[2][3][4]


Raywick is located at 37°33′38″N 85°25′47″W / 37.56056°N 85.42972°W / 37.56056; -85.42972 (37.560472, −85.429675).[5] The city is situated along the Rolling Fork, just upstream from the river's confluence with Prather Creek, and just east of the point where Marion, Nelson, and LaRue counties meet. Raywick is concentrated around the intersection of Kentucky Route 527, which connects it with Loretto to the north and Campbellsville across the mountains to the south, and Kentucky Route 84, which connects the city with Lebanon to the east.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 2016135[1]0.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 144 people, 59 households, and 44 families residing in the city. The population density was 194.1 people per square mile (75.1/km²). There were 67 housing units at an average density of 90.3 per square mile (35.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 59 households out of which 40.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.9% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.4% were non-families. 23.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.44 and the average family size was 2.89.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 4.9% from 18 to 24, 30.6% from 25 to 44, 23.6% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 80.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,375, and the median income for a family was $41,250. Males had a median income of $31,000 versus $20,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,147. There were 5.6% of families and 12.9% of the population living below the poverty line, including 16.0% of under eighteens and 19.0% of those over 64.

Notable people[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ "Marion County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
  3. ^ Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 538.
  4. ^ Robert Rennick, Kentucky Place Names (University Press of Kentucky, 1984), p. 248.
  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. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  7. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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