Lewisport, Kentucky

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Lewisport is a city in Hancock County, Kentucky, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 1639 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Owensboro, Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area. Founded in 1839, Lewisport is named for an early settler. |chapter=Dictionary of Places: Lewisport |publisher=Somerset Publishers |location=New York, New York |year=1987 |isbn=0403099811}}</ref>

Lewisport's is where Abraham Lincoln won his first case in the "Pate House", which at the time was the site of the circuit court. The house is now a county landmark and is open for tours during parts of the year.



Lewisport is located at 37°56′6″N 86°54′19″W / 37.935°N 86.90528°W / 37.935; -86.90528 (37.935023, -86.905270)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (2.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,639 people, 648 households, and 452 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,540.8 people per square mile (597.0/km²). There were 748 housing units at an average density of 703.2/sq mi (272.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.40% White, 1.89% African American, 0.37% Native American, 0.61% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 0.49% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.65% of the population.

There were 648 households out of which 35.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.2% were non-families. 27.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.43 and the average family size was 2.98.

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