Williamstown, Kentucky

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Williamstown is a city in Grant county in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The population was 3,227 as of the 2000 census. It is the county seat of Grant County.[2]

When Grant County was formed in 1820, William Arnold offered land for the county seat. Arnold was a veteran of the Revolutionary War and settled the area in 1795. The town built there was named after him when it incorporated in 1825.

The county grew slowly, reaching a population of just 281 by 1870. The Cincinnati Southern Railway was built through the county in 1877, and Williamstown Lake was created in 1957. Finally, I-75 was built in the 1960s.



Williamstown is located at 38°38′28″N 84°33′39″W / 38.64111°N 84.56083°W / 38.64111; -84.56083 (38.641184, -84.560920)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 16.5 square miles (42.7 km²), of which, 16.0 square miles (41.3 km²) of it is land and 0.5 square miles (1.4 km²) of it (3.22%) is water.


As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 3,227 people, 1,279 households, and 879 families residing in the city. The population density was 202.2 people per square mile (78.1/km²). There were 1,375 housing units at an average density of 86.2/sq mi (33.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.95% White, 0.06% African American, 0.12% Native American, 0.43% Asian, 0.22% Pacific Islander, 0.81% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.46% of the population.

There were 1,279 households out of which 32.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.3% were married couples living together, 13.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 28.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 2.98.

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