Fordsville, Kentucky

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Fordsville, Kentucky

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Fordsville Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Fordsville Public Transportation Use
Affordability of Rents
(vs. Peers)
Top 14% Fordsville Affordability of Rents

Comparative Profile of Fordsville, Kentucky

Comparing Fordsville 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
Senior Citizens 10 10
Female Share of the Population 10 9
Age of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 4
Male Share of the Population 1 2
Well-Paid Single Men 1 1
Racial Diversity 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 5
Portion of People Married 2 3


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

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Short Commute Times 2 1
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1


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

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Fordsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles SE of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center)
Nearest Large City 67 miles SW of Louisville, Kentucky
County Ohio
Standard Zip Codes 42343
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.636
Longitude -86.717

Fordsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 12 miles
Jan Temp 19 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 67 F
Jul Temp 63 to 89 F
Oct Temp 40 to 70 F
Annual Precip 48.2 inches
Distance 17.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 43 F
Apr Temp 44 to 70 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Distance 21.9 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 39 F
Apr Temp 44 to 66 F
Jul Temp 68 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 69 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches
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Fordsville Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 531 100%
Male 238 44.8%
Female 293 55.2%
Under 18 118 22.2%
18+ 413 77.8%
65+ 156 29.4%
Median Age 42.6
Average Family Size 3.04
White 529 99.6%
African-American 1 0.2%
Asian 0 0%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 1 0.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 0 0%

Estimated Fordsville Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 546
Growth 15
Growth % 2.8%

Fordsville 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 64.3%
English 12.5%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 10.3%
German 7.2%
Irish 3.4%
Polish 1.1%
Dutch 0.8%
Italian 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Fordsville, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Trisler (42343)
Yeaman (42343)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Fordsville 531 $22,917
Beaver Dam 3,033 $35,518
Cloverport 1,256 $30,917
Hardinsburg 2,345 $36,214
Hartford 2,571 $32,083
Hawesville 971 $45,000
Whitesville 632 $28,667
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