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Overview

Introduction to Hopkinsville, Kentucky

Hopkinsville, Kentucky is 24 miles N of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center) and 62 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee. It is in Christian county. The city is part of the Clarksville - Hopkinsville metro area.

Hopkinsville History

The original settlers of Hopkinsville were Bartholomew and Martha Ann Wood, a couple who came from Jonesborough, Tennessee in 1796. Wood claimed 1,200 acres of land for his service in the American Revolutionary War. Other settlers rushed in soon and a village was created. The city was incorporated in 1804 and was named Hopkinsville honoring General Samuel Hopkins of the Henderson County.

Hopkinsville and nearby Attractions

  • Pennyroyal Area Museum
  • Roller Dome
  • Lake Barkley State Park
  • Lake Malone State Park

Things To Do In Hopkinsville

Tourists can visit Lake Barkley State Park and Lake Malone State Park. The Roller Dome is a wonderful place to visit with family; in fact children love the amusement park here. The Pennyroyal Area Museum is a very popular place to visit when staying in Hopkinsville. Tourists can also be at the festivals hosted by the city like the Western Kentucky State Fair, Little River Days, and the Applefest.

Hopkinsville Transportation

Bowling Green - Warren County Regional Airport provides opportunities for air transportation.

Hopkinsville Higher Education

Hopkinsville is home to Hopkinsville Community College. Others in the neighborhood include Austin Peay State University, Murray State University, and Tennessee State University.

People

Total Population 32,483
Male Share of the Population 48.7%
Female Share of the Population 51.3%
Senior Citizens 15.1%
Employed Population 16+ 12,255
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 44.2%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.1%
Median Earnings25+ $26,821
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $15,953
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,923

Wealth

Median Family Income $44,387
% Above Poverty Level 77.5%
% Below Poverty Level 22.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 1.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.6%

Housing

People Living Alone 34%
Median Gross Rent $632
Median House Value $114,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 35.9%
US/American 0%
English 8.6%
Irish 10.3%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hopkinsville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 24 miles N of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 62 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee
County Christian
Metro Area Clarksville - Hopkinsville
Standard Zip Codes 42240
P.O. Box Zip Codes 42241
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.865
Longitude -87.488

Hopkinsville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HOPKINSVILLE
Distance 2.7 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
Station CLARKSVILLE SEWAGE PLT
Distance 23.1 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 45 F
Apr Temp 44 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.7 inches
Station PRINCETON 1 SE
Distance 27.2 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crofton 778 $46,477
Elkton 2,081 $39,519
Oak Grove 7,496 $43,093
Pembroke 852 $46,875
St. Charles 293 $27,750
Trenton 414 $57,375

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hopkinsville Public Libraries

Library
Hopkinsville-christian County Public Library
1101 BETHEL STREET
Hopkinsville, Kentucky
(270) 887-4263

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Hopkinsville Hospitals

JENNIE STUART MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
320 WEST 18TH STREET
(270) 887-0100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hopkinsville High Schools

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CHRISTIAN COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
220 GLASS AVE
270-887-1100
Serves 1,338 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

HOPKINSVILLE HIGH SCHOOL
430 KOFFMAN DR
270-887-1200
Serves 1,005 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.8

CUMBERLAND HALL SCHOOL
210 WEST 17TH ST.
270-887-1331
A Non-traditional School
Serves 57 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12.4

CHRISTIAN COUNTY ALTERNATIVE SCHOOL
200 GLASS AVE
270-887-1477
A Non-traditional School
Serves 42 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14

CHRISTIAN COUNTY DAY TREATMENT CTR ALT
731 E SECOND ST
270-887-1147
A Non-traditional School
Serves 29 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 5.8

CHRISTIAN COUNTY CAREER TECH CENTER
705 N ELM ST
270-887-1228
A Vocational School

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