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Stamping Ground, Kentucky
Stamping Ground, viewed from Buffalo Springs Park
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Location of Stamping Ground in Scott County, Kentucky.
Location of Stamping Ground in Scott County, Kentucky.
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Scott
Area
 • Total 0.59 sq mi (1.54 km2)
 • Land 0.59 sq mi (1.52 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.01 km2)
Elevation
794 ft (242 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 780
 • Density 1,326.53/sq mi (512.44/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
40379
Area code(s) 502 Exchange: 535
FIPS code 21-73038
GNIS feature ID 0504248

Stamping Ground is a home rule-class city in Scott County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 643 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Lexington–Fayette Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

Stamping Ground is located at 38°16′18″N 84°41′04″W / 38.271772°N 84.684402°W / 38.271772; -84.684402.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square mile (1.7 km²), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 233
1890 311 33.5%
1900 373 19.9%
1910 381 2.1%
1920 335 −12.1%
1930 341 1.8%
1940 350 2.6%
1950 396 13.1%
1960 353 −10.9%
1970 411 16.4%
1980 562 36.7%
1990 698 24.2%
2000 566 −18.9%
2010 643 13.6%
2020 780 21.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the census of 2000, there were 566 people, 230 households, and 152 families living in the city. The population density was 889.5 people per square mile (341.5/km2). There were 245 housing units at an average density of 385.1 per square mile (147.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 98.59% White, 0.35% African American, 0.53% Native American, 0.18% Asian, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.53% of the population.

There were 230 households, out of which 36.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.8% were married couples living together, 8.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 30.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 20.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.11.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.4% under the age of 18, 9.5% from 18 to 24, 30.2% from 25 to 44, 16.4% from 45 to 64, and 16.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $32,250, and the median income for a family was $43,500. Males had a median income of $31,161 versus $21,750 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,047. About 2.5% of families and 8.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 18.1% of those age 65 or over.

Education

Stamping Ground is home to a single school, Stamping Ground Elementary School.

Notable residents

  • Dr. Jack Cottrell Christian theologian, associated with the Christian churches and churches of Christ, Professor of Theology at Cincinnati Christian University.
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