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Kevil, Kentucky
Water tower in Kevil
Water tower in Kevil
Location of Kevil in Ballard County, Kentucky.
Location of Kevil in Ballard County, Kentucky.
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Ballard
Incorporated 1910
Named for a local landowner
Area
 • Total 0.57 sq mi (1.47 km2)
 • Land 0.57 sq mi (1.47 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
430 ft (131 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 595
 • Density 1,045.69/sq mi (403.95/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
Area code(s) 270 & 364
FIPS code 21-42292
GNIS feature ID 0495707

Kevil is a home rule-class city in Ballard County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 376 at the 2010 census, down from 574 in 2000. It is part of the Paducah micropolitan area.

Geography

Kevil is located in eastern Ballard County at 37°5′2″N 88°53′2″W / 37.08389°N 88.88389°W / 37.08389; -88.88389 (37.083999, -88.883993), along U.S. Route 60. It is 17 miles (27 km) west of Paducah and 16 miles (26 km) northeast of Wickliffe, the Ballard County seat located on the Mississippi River.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Kevil has a total area of 0.42 square miles (1.1 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 304
1920 261 −14.1%
1930 236 −9.6%
1940 209 −11.4%
1950 202 −3.3%
1960 231 14.4%
1970 274 18.6%
1980 382 39.4%
1990 337 −11.8%
2000 574 70.3%
2010 376 −34.5%
2020 595 58.2%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 574 people, 245 households, and 169 families residing in the city. The population density was 894.8 people per square mile (346.3/km2). There were 266 housing units at an average density of 414.7 per square mile (160.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.95% White, 0.17% African American, 0.35% from other races, and 0.52% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.52% of the population.

There were 245 households, out of which 30.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 9.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.0% were non-families. 28.6% of all households were made up of individuals, and 16.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.82.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 24.6% under the age of 18, 3.3% from 18 to 24, 29.1% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64, and 17.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.5 males.

The cost of living is 80.0 according to the cost of living index scale. The United States average is 100.0, which makes living in the city of Kevil considerably low. It is 20% less than the United States average to be exact.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,417, and the median income for a family was $44,688. Males had a median income of $35,625 versus $24,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,974. About 9.6% of families and 15.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 21.1% of those under age 18 and 14.4% of those age 65 or over.

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