Silver Grove, Kentucky

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Silver Grove is a city in Campbell County, Kentucky, United States, along the Ohio River. The population was 1,215 at the 2000 census.

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History

Silver Grove was founded as a company town for the C&O Railroad. In 1914, a newspaper described it as a modern town, because of electric lights, city water, a city manager, a sewage plant, a fire department, a school, and a park. In 1948, C&O Railroad company wanted out of the city. In 1951, Gerald Losey was selected as the first mayor.[1]

Geography

Silver Grove is located at 39°2′13″N 84°23′55″W / 39.03694°N 84.39861°W / 39.03694; -84.39861 (39.036902, -84.398652)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.6 km²), of which, 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.4 km²) of it (49.72%) is water.

Climate

Silver Grove is located within a climatic transition zone; it is situated at the extreme northern limit of the humid subtropical climate and the extreme southern limit of the humid continental climate. The overall climate in Silver Grove is more mild than would normally be expected for this area primarily because the local climate is moderated by several miles of large hills in any direction, the Ohio River, being situated in a valley, and lying to the east of several metropolitan areas (Cincinnati, Covington, Newport) which combine to produce an urban heat microclimate for the area.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,215 people, 474 households, and 317 families residing in the city. The population density was 999.8 people per square mile (384.5/km²). There were 496 housing units at an average density of 408.1/sq mi (157.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.44% White, 0.16% African American, 0.41% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.25% from other races, and 0.66% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.55% of the population.

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