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Owingsville, Kentucky

Owingsville, Kentucky
City
Downtown Owingsville
Downtown Owingsville
Owingsville is located in Kentucky
Owingsville
Owingsville
Location of Owingsville, Kentucky
Coordinates:
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Bath
Incorporated c. 1811[1]
Named for a local landowner
Government
 • Type Mayor and City Council
 • Mayor Gary Hunt
Area
 • Total 2.41 sq mi (6.24 km2)
 • Land 2.39 sq mi (6.19 km2)
 • Water 0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation 1,004 ft (306 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 1,530
 • Density 641/sq mi (247.3/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 40360
Area code(s) 606
FIPS code 21-58710
GNIS feature ID 0507358

Owingsville is a 4th-class city in Bath County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 1,530 during the year 2010 U.S. Census.[2] It is the county seat[3] and is located roughly at the county's center, at the junction of US 60 and Kentucky 36. It is part of the Mount Sterling micropolitan area.

History

Land for the town was donated by Richard Menefee, a politician and father of Rep. Richard Hickman Menefee, and by Thomas Dye Owings, owner of a local iron foundry. A local story is that both men wanted to name the town, and the honor was given to Owings after he built his home more quickly. Rennick lists the town as incorporated in 1829, although the state land office gives an approximate date around 1811.

Owingsville was the birthplace of Civil War general John Bell Hood, Indiana governors Henry S. Lane and Claude Matthews, and Tennessee governor Alvin Hawkins.

Geography

Owingsville is located at (38.142694, -83.766135).[4] According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), of which 0.023 square miles (0.06 km2), or 0.93%, is water.[2]

Demographics

In the census[5] of 2000, there were 1,488 people, 659 households, and 419 families in the city. The population density is 683.7 people per square mile (263.5/km²). There are 720 housing units at an average density of 330.8 per square mile (127.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 95.23% White, 3.97% African American, 0.13% Native American, and 0.67% from two or more races. 0.67% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 659 households out of which 28.5% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.7% are married couples living together, 17.9% have a female householder with no husband present, and 36.4% are non-families. 34.4% of all households are made up of individuals and 22.5% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.17 and the average family size is 2.73.

In the city the population is spread out with 21.2% under the age of 18, 9.3% from 18 to 24, 22.7% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 25.7% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 43 years. For every 100 females there are 78.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 71.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city is $21,897, and the median income for a family is $34,167. Males have a median income of $30,893 versus $20,208 for females. The per capita income for the city is $18,156. 26.6% of the population and 23.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 41.1% of those under the age of 18 and 18.7% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.

Notable natives

References

  1. ^ Commonwealth of Kentucky. Office of the Secretary of State. Land Office. "Owingsville, Kentucky". Accessed 19 September 2013.
  2. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Owingsville city, Kentucky". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved November 19, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  5. ^ "American FactFinder".  

External links

  • The Bath County News-Outlook
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