Muldraugh, Kentucky

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Muldraugh is a city in Hardin and Meade Counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. It lies on U.S. Route 31W, approximately halfway between Louisville and Elizabethtown. The city's limits are completely encompassed by the Fort Knox Army base. The population was 1,298 at the 2000 census.

The Meade County portion of Muldraugh is part of the Louisville–Jefferson County Metropolitan Statistical Area, while the Hardin County portion is included in the Elizabethtown Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Muldraugh is located just north of Muldraugh Hill. The road coming to the town from the north, now US 31w & 60, is very steep, which is the source of the town's name, since the only way to get up the hill before automobiles was with a "mule drawn" wagon.

Muldraugh is located at 37°56′13″N 85°59′29″W / 37.93694°N 85.99139°W / 37.93694; -85.99139 (37.936975, -85.991414)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.5 km²), all land.

Muldraugh has the distinction as being the only one-sided town in the United States. With Ft. Knox territory on one side of US 31W, the town was forced to build on the parallel side.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,298 people, 519 households, and 319 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,264.6 people per square mile (879.2/km²). There were 635 housing units at an average density of 1,107.9/sq mi (430.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 82.36% White, 9.94% African American, 1.39% Native American, 1.00% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 2.16% from other races, and 3.08% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 7.01% of the population.

There were 519 households out of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.2% were married couples living together, 17.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.5% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.12.

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