Crofton, Kentucky

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Crofton, Kentucky

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High Points

Crofton strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Kentucky):

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Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Crofton Low Violent Crime
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Crofton Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Crofton Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Crofton, Kentucky

Comparing Crofton to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Kentucky (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Female Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 7 5
Senior Citizens 6 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 4
Age of the Population 5 4
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Male Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 4 6
Portion of People Married 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 2 3
Median Family Income 1 3
People Above Poverty 1 3
College Educated Adults 1 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 6 6
Short Commute Times 4 2
Working at Home 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 10 10
Affordability of Rents 9 8
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 7
Housing Recently Built 6 4
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 5 7
People Living Alone 4 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 9
Low Property Crime 7 6

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Crofton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 36 miles N of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 72 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee
County Christian
Metro Area Clarksville - Hopkinsville
Standard Zip Codes 42217
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.047
Longitude -87.485

Crofton Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 13.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 46 to 68 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Distance 21.6 miles
Jan Temp 26 to 45 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 51.4 inches
Distance 22.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
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Crofton Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 838 100%
Male 362 43.2%
Female 476 56.8%
Under 18 214 25.5%
18+ 624 74.5%
65+ 142 16.9%
Median Age 36.6
Average Family Size 2.96
White 716 85.4%
African-American 106 12.6%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 15 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.2%

Estimated Crofton Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 825
Growth -13
Growth % -1.6%

Crofton Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 46.3%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 27.9%
English 8.2%
Irish 4.6%
German 4.6%
Italian 1.6%
French Canadian 1.6%
Polish 1.4%
French (except Basque) 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
European 0.5%
African 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Welsh 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Crofton 838 $28,542
Dawson Springs 2,980 $27,872
Hopkinsville 30,089 $37,598
Mortons Gap 952 $34,276
Nortonville 1,264 $31,466
St. Charles 309 $20,000
White Plains 800 $32,321
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