Oak Grove, Kentucky

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Oak Grove is a city in Christian County, Kentucky, United States, adjacent to the Fort Campbell Army base. The population was 7,064 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Clarksville, TN–KY Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Oak Grove is one of Kentucky's most recently established cities. It was incorporated on September 24, 1974.[1]



Oak Grove is located at 36°39′30″N 87°25′10″W / 36.65833°N 87.41944°W / 36.65833; -87.41944 (36.658374, -87.419565)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.3 square miles (26.7 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 7,064 people, 2,529 households, and 1,820 families residing in the city. The population density was 685.4 people per square mile (264.5/km²). There were 2,912 housing units at an average density of 282.5/sq mi (109.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 61.72% White, 25.81% African American, 1.03% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 0.51% Pacific Islander, 3.94% from other races, and 5.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.41% of the population.

There were 2,529 households out of which 50.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% were married couples living together, 10.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% were non-families. 17.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 0.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.79 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 32.2% under the age of 18, 23.4% from 18 to 24, 38.6% from 25 to 44, 4.9% from 45 to 64, and 1.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 24 years. For every 100 females there are 113.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 115.7 males.

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