Southgate, Kentucky

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Southgate is a city in Campbell County, Kentucky, United States, a part of metropolitan Cincinnati, Ohio. The population was 3,472 at the 2000 census.



The city of Southgate is named for the family of Richard Southgate. Born in New York City, Richard Southgate came to Newport from Richmond, Virginia in 1795. In October 1797, he was licensed to practice law in the court of Kentucky; appointed Commonwealth Attorney for Campbell County in 1798. He was State Representative in 1803 and Senator from 1817-1821. Richard died in July 1857 at the age of 83. Richard's home still stands on Third Street in Newport, Kentucky. His son William Wright Southgate was a US Congressman from Northern Kentucky.

On May 28, 1977 the Beverly Hills Supper Club in Southgate was engulfed in fire, killing 165 inside.


Southgate is located at 39°3′56″N 84°28′25″W / 39.06556°N 84.47361°W / 39.06556; -84.47361 (39.065611, -84.473638)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.7 km²), all of it land. l


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 3,472 people, 1,601 households, and 944 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,439.1 people per square mile (944.0/km²). There were 1,665 housing units at an average density of 1,169.6/sq mi (452.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 95.85% White, 0.72% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.53% Asian, 0.69% from other races, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.24% of the population.

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