Munfordville, Kentucky

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Munfordville, Kentucky
—  City  —
Hart County Courthouse in Munfordville, Kentucky
Location of Munfordville, Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°16′36″N 85°53′52″W / 37.27667°N 85.89778°W / 37.27667; -85.89778Coordinates: 37°16′36″N 85°53′52″W / 37.27667°N 85.89778°W / 37.27667; -85.89778
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyHart
Area
 • Total2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 • Land2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation614 ft (187 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,563
 • Density619.0/sq mi (239.0/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code42765
Area code(s)270
FIPS code21-54570
GNIS feature ID0499104
 
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Munfordville, Kentucky
—  City  —
Hart County Courthouse in Munfordville, Kentucky
Location of Munfordville, Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°16′36″N 85°53′52″W / 37.27667°N 85.89778°W / 37.27667; -85.89778Coordinates: 37°16′36″N 85°53′52″W / 37.27667°N 85.89778°W / 37.27667; -85.89778
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyHart
Area
 • Total2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 • Land2.5 sq mi (6.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation614 ft (187 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total1,563
 • Density619.0/sq mi (239.0/km2)
Time zoneCentral (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST)CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code42765
Area code(s)270
FIPS code21-54570
GNIS feature ID0499104

Munfordville is a city in and the county seat of Hart County, Kentucky, United States.[1] The population was 1,563 at the 2000 census.

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History

The city was once known as Big Buffalo Crossing. The current name came from Richard Jones Munford, who donated the land for development in 1816. The Hardy family, better known later through descendant Lieutenant Governor of Kentucky James Greene Hardy who died in office in 1856, and for whom nearby Hardyville was named, played an important role in establishing the city, especially over 1816 through 1818, and continuing well into the 1840s. In 1862 the American Civil War battle, Battle of Munfordville, took place.

Geography

Munfordville is located at 37°16′36″N 85°53′52″W / 37.27667°N 85.89778°W / 37.27667; -85.89778 (37.276608, -85.897822)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,563 people, 698 households, and 418 families residing in the city. The population density was 619.0 people per square mile (238.5/km²). There were 776 housing units at an average density of 307.3 per square mile (118.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 87.33% White, 11.45% Black or African American, 0.13% Asian, 0.13% from other races, and 0.96% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.

There were 698 households out of which 23.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.4% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 36.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.18 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the city the population was spread out with 20.7% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 23.7% from 25 to 44, 24.3% from 45 to 64, and 22.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 82.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $18,015, and the median income for a family was $26,333. Males had a median income of $25,417 versus $20,417 for females. The per capita income for the city was $11,447. About 23.7% of families and 26.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.9% of those under age 18 and 25.8% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. http://www.naco.org/Counties/Pages/FindACounty.aspx. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 

External links

A large Bamboo Research Station is 5 miles North of Munfordville.It is said to contain the largest collection of bamboos in the state of Kentucky.