Walton, Kentucky

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Walton is a city in Boone and Kenton Counties in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The population was 2,450 at the 2000 census.

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Tourism

Nearby Florence offers thoroughbred racing at Turfway Park.

Walton has held an annual "Old Fashion Day" every September since 1973 (the 175th birthday of Boone County). Waltonians decorate store windows with old-fashioned artifacts such as quilts, family heirlooms, old photographs. Some residents dress in period costumes. A parade and a street fair with crafts, games, and live music is held.

Amenities

The City of Walton is part of the Walton-Verona Independent School District. There is an elementary school in the neighboring community of Verona, and a high school and middle school within Walton itself. The elementary school houses about 500 students, and services preschool through fourth grade. The middle school services grades five through eight and the high school teaches grades nine through twelve. One parochial elementary school exists in the city, with parochial high schools nearby. Six universities and ten colleges are within 50 miles of Walton, such as the Northern Kentucky University, Thomas More College, and Gateway Community and Technical College.

A community library is located on 21 S. Main Street.

The City of Walton cooperates with the Boone County Parks Department to maintain the Walton Community Park. The park has soccer and softball fields, basketball courts, a paved hiking trail, shelters, picnic tables, multiple playgrounds, and volleyball courts. There is also access to nearby public golf courses.

Geography

Walton is located at 38°51′44″N 84°36′53″W / 38.86222°N 84.61472°W / 38.86222; -84.61472 (38.862192, -84.614749)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km²), of which, 3.5 square miles (9.0 km²) of it is land and 0.28% is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 2,450 people, 913 households, and 665 families residing in the city. The population density was 701.4 people per square mile (271.0/km²). There were 992 housing units at an average density of 284.0/sq mi (109.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.35% White, 0.94% African American, 0.20% Native American, 0.69% Asian, 0.04% from other races, and 0.78% from two or more races. Hispanics or Latinos of any race were 0.73% of the population. There were 913 households out of which 41.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.3% were married couples living together, 14.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 27.1% were non-families. 23.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 9.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.67 and the average family size was 3.15.

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