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McHenry, Kentucky
City
Location of McHenry, Kentucky
Location of McHenry, Kentucky
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Ohio
Incorporated 1880
Named for Rep. Henry D. McHenry
Area
 • Total 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Land 0.7 sq mi (1.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 420 ft (128 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 417
 • Density 599.9/sq mi (231.6/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 42354
Area code(s) 270
FIPS code 21-49098
GNIS feature ID 0497881

McHenry is a home rule-class city in Ohio County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 417 at the time of the year 2000 U.S. census.

Name

Originally called Hamelton, the town was renamed in 1874 to honor Rep. Henry D. McHenry.

Geography

McHenry is located at Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:mw' not found. (37.378399, -86.922391). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 124
1890 463 273.4%
1900 550 18.8%
1910 580 5.5%
1920 439 −24.3%
1930 608 38.5%
1940 722 18.8%
1950 511 −29.2%
1960 446 −12.7%
1970 420 −5.8%
1980 582 38.6%
1990 414 −28.9%
2000 417 0.7%
2010 388 −7.0%
Est. 2015 393 1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 417 people, 161 households, and 118 families residing in the city. The population density was 599.9 people per square mile (230.0/km²). There were 186 housing units at an average density of 267.6 per square mile (102.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 100.00% White.

There were 161 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.4% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 19.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.59 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city, the population was spread out with 27.6% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 30.9% from 25 to 44, 20.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $23,000, and the median income for a family was $28,750. Males had a median income of $28,750 versus $15,104 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,847. About 20.2% of families and 24.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 33.0% of those under age 18 and 25.4% of those age 65 or over.


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