Blaine, Kentucky

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Blaine is a city in Lawrence County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 245 at the 2000 census.



Blaine was originally settled circa 1800 and was established as a local trade center circa 1882. The post office has been in operation since at least May 10, 1828, with the first postmaster being Neri Swetnam. Although the city was incorporated as Blaine on March 10, 1886, it was alternatively known as Blainetown or the Mouth of Hood for the remainder of the 19th century.[1]


Blaine is located at 38°1′33″N 82°51′19″W / 38.02583°N 82.85528°W / 38.02583; -82.85528 (38.025742, -82.855152)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.3 square miles (8.5 km²), all of it land.


At the 2000 census[3], there were 245 people, 95 households and 74 families residing in the city. The population density was 74.9 people per square mile (28.9/km²). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 34.6/sq mi (13.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.18% White, and 0.82% from two or more races.

There were 95 households of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.89.

Age distribution was 25.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females there were 105.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median household income was $16,250, and the median family income was $24,000. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $9,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,740. About 29.4% of families and 39.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 21.2% of those sixty five or over.

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