Hanson, Kentucky

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Hanson is a city in Hopkins County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 625 at the 2000 census. It is named for Henry B. Hanson, a civil engineer and surveyor who plotted the town for the Henderson and Nashville Railroad (now CSX Transportation). CSX Transportation runs through Hanson and operates a siding track there named after the town. The companies that supply power to Hanson residents are Kentucky Utilities and Kenergy. The Hanson Historic District is located in the city.



Hanson is located at 37°25′4″N 87°28′50″W / 37.41778°N 87.48056°W / 37.41778; -87.48056 (37.417794, -87.480647)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.1 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 625 people, 241 households, and 187 families residing in the city. The population density was 265.1 people per square mile (102.3/km²). There were 265 housing units at an average density of 112.4/sq mi (43.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.76% White, 0.48% Black or African American, 0.96% Asian, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.64% of the population.

There were 241 households out of which 38.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 66.8% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.0% were non-families. 19.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 2.90.

In the city the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 6.4% from 18 to 24, 29.3% from 25 to 44, 26.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 92.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.7 males.

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