Wilder, Kentucky

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Wilder is a city in Campbell County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 2,624 at the 2000 census.



Wilder is located at 39°2′50″N 84°28′39″W / 39.04722°N 84.4775°W / 39.04722; -84.4775 (39.047304, -84.477377)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.9 km²), of which, 3.7 square miles (9.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (2.89%) is water.


Wilder was once known as Leitch's Station. It was the first settlement in Campbell County. The name Wilder dates back to a railroad station built in the mid-19th century for the Louisville, Cincinnati, and Lexington railway named Wilder station. "Wilder Station" is now located on property owned by Newport Steel.


As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,624 people, 1,162 households, and 743 families residing in the city. The population density was 707.8 people per square mile (273.1/km²). There were 1,200 housing units at an average density of 323.7/sq mi (124.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.51% White, 2.29% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.56% Asian, 0.53% from other races, and 0.99% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.95% of the population.

There were 1,162 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.5% were married couples living together, 12.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.0% were non-families. 31.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.26 and the average family size was 2.85.

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