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Livermore, Kentucky
City
McLean County Public Library
McLean County Public Library
Location of Livermore, Kentucky
Location of Livermore, Kentucky
Country United States
State Kentucky
County McLean
Incorporated 1850
Area
 • Total 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Land 1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 407 ft (124 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,482
 • Density 1,438.1/sq mi (555.3/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 42352
Area code(s) 270
FIPS code 21-47062
GNIS feature ID 0496908

Livermore (local /ˈlivərmɔːr/) is a home rule-class city located at the confluence of the Green and Rough rivers in McLean County in the U.S. state of Kentucky. The population was 1,482 at the time of the year 2000 U.S. census. It is included in the Owensboro metropolitan area.

Geography

Livermore is located at 37°29′28″N 87°8′7″W / 37.49111°N 87.13528°W / 37.49111; -87.13528 (37.490987, -87.135340). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all land.

History

Early years

William Brown founed the city in 1837 as Brown's Landing, but the post office established the next year took the name Livermore. The origin is disputed: some historians trace it to an otherwise-unknown shopkeeper named James Livermore, others to civil engineer Alonzo Livermore who helped construct a dam across the Green River at Rumsey. The city was formally incorporated by the state assembly in 1850.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1870 302
1880 399 32.1%
1890 622 55.9%
1900 869 39.7%
1910 1,220 40.4%
1920 1,426 16.9%
1930 1,573 10.3%
1940 1,601 1.8%
1950 1,441 −10.0%
1960 1,506 4.5%
1970 1,594 5.8%
1980 1,672 4.9%
1990 1,534 −8.3%
2000 1,482 −3.4%
2010 1,365 −7.9%
Est. 2015 1,354 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 1,482 people, 614 households, and 405 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,438.1 people per square mile (555.5/km²). There were 667 housing units at an average density of 647.3 per square mile (250.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.98% White, 0.07% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.81% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.75% of the population.

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