California, Kentucky

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California is a city in Campbell County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 86 at the 2000 census.



California is located at 38°55′9″N 84°15′48″W / 38.91917°N 84.26333°W / 38.91917; -84.26333 (38.919144, -84.263381)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), of which, 0.2 square miles (0.6 km²) of it is land and 0.4 square miles (0.9 km²) of it (60.00%) is water. It is known as 12 mile by locals


The city’s history is somewhat unclear due to lost records in continuous floods caused by the city’s position on the Ohio River.

California had its own post office by 1852 with John H. Nelson as postmaster. The post office had daily mail delivery by water. California also had a two-story schoolhouse.

California was incorporated as a city on February 7, 1874.

The Elijah Herndon House in California is a Registered Historic Place in Kentucky.

The city also has 2 golf courses Hickory Sticks and Flagg Springs


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 86 people, 26 households, and 21 families residing in the city. The population density was 358.2 people per square mile (138.4/km²). There were 27 housing units at an average density of 112.5/sq mi (43.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 26 households out of which 57.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 73.1% were married couples living together, 3.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.2% were non-families. 19.2% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.31 and the average family size was 3.76.

In the city the population was spread out with 36.0% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 37.2% from 25 to 44, 16.3% from 45 to 64, and 3.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 68.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $37,500, and the median income for a family was $38,000. Males had a median income of $43,750 versus $30,625 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,143. None of the population and none of the families were below the poverty line.

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