Springfield, Kentucky

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Springfield is a city in and county seat of Washington County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 2,634 at the 2000 census.[1] It was established in 1793 and probably named for springs in the area.[2]



Springfield is located at 37°41′11″N 85°13′19″W / 37.68639°N 85.22194°W / 37.68639; -85.22194 (37.686328, -85.221955)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.5 square miles (6.5 km2), all of which is land.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 2,634 people, 1,166 households, and 711 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,048.5 per square mile (404.8 /km2). There were 1,239 housing units at an average density of 493.2 /sq mi (190.4 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 74.68% White, 22.40% African American, 0.53% Asian, 0.80% from other races, and 1.59% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population.

There were 1,166 households out of which 25.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.3% were married couples living together, 16.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 39.0% were non-families. 37.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.20 and the average family size was 2.88.

21.8% of the population was under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 22.7% from 45 to 64, and 22.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 78.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 72.9 males.

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