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Science Hill, Kentucky
City
Location of Science Hill, Kentucky
Location of Science Hill, Kentucky
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Pulaski
Incorporated 1882
Area
 • Total 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Land 0.6 sq mi (1.6 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 1,132 ft (345 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 634
 • Density 1,013.0/sq mi (391.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 42553
Area code(s) 606
FIPS code 21-68952
GNIS feature ID 0503071

Science Hill local /sɑːəns hɪl/ is a home rule-class city in Pulaski County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 634 at the year 2000 U.S. Census.

History

The community was named by geologist William J. Bobbitt, who visited to gather and analyze the local rocks, and applied to the local post office by William B. Gragg in 1874.

Geography

Science Hill is located at 37°10′31″N 84°38′8″W / 37.17528°N 84.63556°W / 37.17528; -84.63556 (37.175284, -84.635654). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 257
1920 331 28.8%
1930 399 20.5%
1940 439 10.0%
1950 445 1.4%
1960 463 4.0%
1970 470 1.5%
1980 655 39.4%
1990 628 −4.1%
2000 634 1.0%
2010 693 9.3%
Est. 2015 696 0.4%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 634 people, 249 households, and 184 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,013.0 inhabitants per square mile (388.6/km²). There were 275 housing units at an average density of 439.4 per square mile (168.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 99.21% White, 0.16% Native American, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.63% of the population.

There were 249 households out of which 33.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.4% were married couples living together, 10.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.1% were non-families. 23.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 3.02.

In the city, the population was spread out with 24.8% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 25.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 86.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 80.0 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,464, and the median income for a family was $43,125. Males had a median income of $27,917 versus $18,583 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,476. About 11.2% of families and 15.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.5% of those under age 18 and 9.0% of those age 65 or over.

In popular culture

Science Hill is referenced in the 2014 movie Edge of Tomorrow, as the hometown of Master Sergeant Farell (played by Bill Paxton). The source of the town name is unknown (to the character), and Master Sergeant Farell says he "Never asked, don't care."


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