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Buckhorn, Kentucky
KY 28 approaching Buckhorn Presbyterian Church
Location of Buckhorn in Perry County, Kentucky.
Location of Buckhorn in Perry County, Kentucky.
Coordinates: 37°20′45″N 83°28′16″W / 37.34583°N 83.47111°W / 37.34583; -83.47111Coordinates: 37°20′45″N 83°28′16″W / 37.34583°N 83.47111°W / 37.34583; -83.47111
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Perry
Incorporated January 12, 1996
Government
 • Type City Commission
Area
 • Total 0.35 sq mi (0.91 km2)
 • Land 0.34 sq mi (0.87 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.04 km2)
Elevation
755 ft (230 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 162
 • Estimate 
(2019)
139
 • Density 412.46/sq mi (159.16/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
41721
Area code(s) 606
FIPS code 21-10612
GNIS feature ID 0511025

Buckhorn is a home rule-class city in Perry County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 162 at the 2010 census. It is centered on the Buckhorn Presbyterian Church, a log structure listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Buckhorn Children's Center and Buckhorn Lake State Resort Park are also located here.

The post office was established in 1902. Buckhorn was incorporated by the state legislature in 1996.

Geography

Buckhorn is located at 37°20′45″N 83°28′16″W / 37.34583°N 83.47111°W / 37.34583; -83.47111 (37.345879, -83.471060).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.5 square miles (1.3 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
2000 144
2010 162 12.5%
2019 (est.) 139 −14.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

At the 2000 census there were 144 people, 48 households, and 33 families living in the city. The population density was 289.4 people per square mile (111.2/km2). There were 51 housing units at an average density of 102.5 per square mile (39.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.92% White and 2.08% African American. Of the 48 households 29.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.4% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.3% were non-families. 31.3% of households were one person and 16.7% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 2.97.

The age distribution was 34.7% under the age of 18, 9.0% from 18 to 24, 27.8% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.4% 65 or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 100.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.9 males.

The median household income was $35,000 and the median family income was $51,250. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $33,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,742. There were 10.0% of families and 34.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including 5.9% of under eighteens and 55.6% of those over 64.

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