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McKee, Kentucky
Jackson County courthouse in McKee
Jackson County courthouse in McKee
Location of McKee in Jackson County, Kentucky
Location of McKee in Jackson County, Kentucky
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Jackson
Incorporated April 1, 1882
 • Type Mayor-Council
 • Total 2.41 sq mi (6.23 km2)
 • Land 2.41 sq mi (6.23 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,030 ft (314 m)
 • Total 803
 • Density 333.75/sq mi (128.85/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 606
FIPS code 21-49116
GNIS feature ID 0513872

McKee is a home rule-class city in Jackson County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county. The population was 800 at the 2010 census. The city was named for Judge George R. McKee. In 2019, the city had a vote whether to continue the prohibition of alcohol sales within the city limits, and the votes came back in favor of making the city wet.


McKee is located at 37°25′49″N 83°59′37″W / 37.43028°N 83.99361°W / 37.43028; -83.99361 (37.430412, -83.993473). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.3 square miles (6.0 km2), all land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 88
1900 106
1910 146 37.7%
1920 173 18.5%
1930 190 9.8%
1960 234
1970 255 9.0%
1980 759 197.6%
1990 870 14.6%
2000 878 0.9%
2010 800 −8.9%
2020 803 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census
McKee, KY
Main Street in downtown McKee

As of the census of 2000, there were 878 people, 359 households, and 232 families residing in the town. The population density was 385.3 people per square mile (148.7/km2). There were 402 housing units at an average density of 176.4 per square mile (68.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.54% White, 0.11% Black or African American, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 359 households, out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.2% were married couples living together, 25.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out, with 31.0% under the age of 18, 15.4% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $11,622, and the median income for a family was $12,857. Males had a median income of $20,000 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,589. About 48.3% of families and 53.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 65.8% of those under age 18 and 29.8% of those age 65 or over.


McKee has a public library, the Jackson County Public Library. Jackson County High School is the single high school (9-12) for both the city and the county. McKee Elementary is the elementary school (Pre-5) located in the city and is one of three serving the county.

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