Harrodsburg, Kentucky


Harrodsburg, Kentucky

Infobox Settlement
official_name = Harrodsburg, Kentucky
settlement_type = City
nickname =
motto =




imagesize = 250px
image_caption = Downtown Harrodsburg


image_



mapsize = 250px
map_caption = Location of Harrodsburg, Kentucky


mapsize1 =
map_caption1 =

subdivision_type = Country
subdivision_name = United States
subdivision_type1 = State
subdivision_name1 = Kentucky
subdivision_type2 = County
subdivision_name2 = Mercer
government_footnotes =
government_type =
leader_title =
leader_name =
leader_title1 =
leader_name1 =
established_title =
established_date =

unit_pref = Imperial
area_footnotes =

area_magnitude =
area_total_km2 = 13.7
area_land_km2 = 13.7
area_water_km2 = 0.0
area_total_sq_mi = 5.3
area_land_sq_mi = 5.3
area_water_sq_mi = 0.0

population_as_of = 2000
population_footnotes =
population_total = 8014
population_density_km2 = 583.2
population_density_sq_mi = 1510.5

timezone = Eastern (EST)
utc_offset = -5
timezone_DST = EDT
utc_offset_DST = -4
elevation_footnotes =
elevation_m = 259
elevation_ft = 850
latd = 37 |latm = 45 |lats = 50 |latNS = N
longd = 84 |longm = 50 |longs = 46 |longEW = W

postal_code_type = ZIP code
postal_code = 40330
area_code = 859
blank_name = FIPS code
blank_info = 21-34966
blank1_name = GNIS feature ID
blank1_info = 0493831
website =
footnotes =

Harrodsburg is a city in and the county seat of Mercer County, Kentucky, United States.GR|6 The population was 8,014 at the 2000 census. It is the oldest city in Kentucky.

History

Harrodsburg was founded in 1774 by James Harrod, and was initially known as Harrod's Town or Harrodstown. The settlement was abandoned as a result of attacks by Native Americans in Dunmore's War that same year, but was resettled in 1775, nominally part of the proposed Transylvania colony. Transylvania was invalidated when Kentucky became a county of Virginia in 1776. Harrodsburg was the scene of much fighting with Native Americans during the American Revolutionary War.

Geography

Harrodsburg is located at coor dms|37|45|50|N|84|50|46|W|city (37.764019, -84.845974)GR|1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.3 square miles (13.8 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the censusGR|2 of 2000, there were 8,014 people, 3,449 households, and 2,234 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,510.5 people per square mile (582.7/km²). There were 3,709 housing units at an average density of 699.1/sq mi (269.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 88.92% White, 7.52% African American, 0.14% Native American, 0.76% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.14% from other races, and 1.50% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 2.15% of the population.

There were 3,449 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.4% were married couples living together, 15.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.2% were non-families. 32.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.32 and the average family size was 2.91.

The age distribution was 25.1% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 28.2% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 85.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 79.8 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,500, and the median income for a family was $34,503. Males had a median income of $31,214 versus $21,216 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,327. About 14.2% of families and 17.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 13.2% of those age 65 or over.

ee Also

*Low Dutch Station

Notable natives

* Beriah Magoffin, Governor of Kentucky (1859 – 1862) and namesake of Magoffin County, Kentucky

References

External links


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Harrodsburg (Kentucky) — Harrodsburg Ciudad de los Estados Unidos …   Wikipedia Español

  • Dutch Reformed Church (Harrodsburg, Kentucky) — Dutch Reformed Church U.S. National Register of Historic Places …   Wikipedia

  • Kentucky locations by per capita income — Kentucky is the fortieth richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $18,093 (2000). Kentucky Places by Per Capita Income # Mockingbird Valley, Kentucky ndash; $134,745 # Glenview, Kentucky ndash; $85,094 # Rolling… …   Wikipedia

  • Kentucky — Kentuckian, adj., n. /keuhn tuk ee/, n. 1. a state in the E central United States. 3,661,433; 40,395 sq. mi. (104,625 sq. km). Cap.: Frankfort. Abbr.: KY (for use with zip code), Ken., Ky. 2. a river flowing NW from E Kentucky to the Ohio River.… …   Universalium

  • Kentucky — • A state situated between the parallels of latitude 36° 30 and 39°6 N., and between the meridians 82° and 89°38 W Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Kentucky     Kentucky      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Harrodsburg — Harrodsburg, KY U.S. city in Kentucky Population (2000): 8014 Housing Units (2000): 3709 Land area (2000): 5.305410 sq. miles (13.740949 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 5.305410 sq. miles… …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Harrodsburg, KY — U.S. city in Kentucky Population (2000): 8014 Housing Units (2000): 3709 Land area (2000): 5.305410 sq. miles (13.740949 sq. km) Water area (2000): 0.000000 sq. miles (0.000000 sq. km) Total area (2000): 5.305410 sq. miles (13.740949 sq. km) FIPS …   StarDict's U.S. Gazetteer Places

  • Harrodsburg — ▪ Kentucky, United States       city, seat of Mercer county, central Kentucky, U.S., near the Salt River, in the Bluegrass region, 32 miles (51 km) southwest of Lexington. The oldest permanent settlement west of the Alleghenies (Allegheny… …   Universalium

  • Kentucky River — Origin Beattyville, Kentucky Mouth Ohio River Basin countries …   Wikipedia

  • Kentucky — (spr. Kentökki), 1) (K. River), Fluß im gleichnamigen Nordamerikanischen Unionsstaate, entspringt auf den Cumberland Mountains in drei Quellenflüssen (North, Middle u. South Forks), welche sich bei Proctor in der Grafschaft Owstey vereinigen, u.… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon


Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.