Corydon, Kentucky

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Corydon is a city in Henderson County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 744 at the 2000 census. Settled in 1848, the city is named for the hero of the song Pastoral Elegy.[1]



Corydon is located at 37°44′29″N 87°42′24″W / 37.74139°N 87.70667°W / 37.74139; -87.70667 (37.741459, -87.706774)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 744 people, 271 households, and 204 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,393.6 people per square mile (542.0/km²). There were 295 housing units at an average density of 552.6/sq mi (214.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 90.46% White, 9.01% Black or African American, 0.13% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.40% of the population.

There were 271 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 63.5% were married couples living together, 8.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.7% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.75 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 21.6% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $36,333, and the median income for a family was $34,773. Males had a median income of $27,019 versus $20,682 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,790. About 3.6% of families and 6.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.4% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

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