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Elkton, Kentucky

Elkton, Kentucky
City
The Todd County courthouse in the Elkton town square
The Todd County courthouse in the Elkton town square
Location of Elkton within Kentucky.
Location of Elkton within Kentucky.
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Todd
Established 1820
Government
 • Mayor Jacqueline Boyd Weathers
Area
 • Total 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)
 • Land 2.1 sq mi (5.4 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 623 ft (190 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,984
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP Code 42220
Area code(s) 270 & 364
FIPS code 21-24400
GNIS feature ID 0491697
Website www.elktonky.com

Elkton is a home rule-class city[1] in and the county seat of Todd County, Kentucky, United States.[2] The population was 1,984 at the 2000 census.

Contents

  • History 1
  • Geography 2
  • Demographics 3
  • Sites of interest 4
  • Notable natives 5
  • Climate 6
  • References 7
  • External links 8

History

The city was founded by Major John Gray and established by the state assembly in 1820. It is named for a nearby watering hole previously hosting a large elk herd.[3] It was formally incorporated in 1843.

Geography

Elkton is located at (36.808926, -87.156377).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), all land.

Demographics

As of the census[7] of 2000, there were 1,984 people, 810 households, and 541 families residing in the city. The population density was 959.4 people per square mile (370.1/km²). There were 928 housing units at an average density of 448.8 per square mile (173.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.31% White, 15.68% African American, 0.15% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 1.21% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.32% of the population.

There were 810 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.7% were married couples living together, 19.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the city the population was spread out with 22.3% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 21.3% from 45 to 64, and 21.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 80.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $24,924, and the median income for a family was $31,912. Males had a median income of $26,799 versus $20,134 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,297. About 15.7% of families and 17.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.9% of those under age 18 and 20.0% of those age 65 or over.

Sites of interest

Notable natives

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Elkton has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[8]

References

  1. ^ "Summary and Reference Guide to House Bill 331 City Classification Reform" (PDF). Kentucky League of Cities. Retrieved December 30, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "Dictionary of Places: Elkton". Encyclopedia of Kentucky.  
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  5. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "American FactFinder".  
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Elkton, Kentucky

External links

  • Elkton, Ky Homepage
  • Todd County Public School
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