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Overview

Introduction to Princeton, Kentucky

Princeton, Kentucky, in Caldwell county, is 49 miles NW of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center) and 89 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee.

Princeton History

The city of Princeton is the seat of Caldwell county. It was originally known as Eddy Grove. The name of the city was changed to Princetown in 1817, after William Prince, who was a local landlord and had settled in the area in the late 1790s. Eddyville was originally the county seat of Lyon. The county seat of Caldwell was shifted to Princeton in 1817. The first post office was opened in the year 1805.

Princeton and nearby Attractions

  • Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site
  • Adsmore Museum
  • River Heritage Museum
  • Kentucky Dam Village State Resort Park

Things To Do In Princeton

People can visit the local churches like Spillman Chapel, Southside Church, and Calvary Church. A trip of the Adsmore Museum can be taken by the visitors. Tourists interested in wild life may visit the Jones - Keeney Public Wildlife Area. They may also spend time enjoying the facilities offered by the Cave - In - Rock State Park, Kenlake State Resort Park, Lake Barkley State Park, and Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park.

Princeton Transportation

Campbell AAF is the nearest airport.

Princeton Higher Education

Students can avail higher education from Murray State University, Austin Peay State University, and University of Southern Indiana.

People

Total Population 6,251
Male Share of the Population 46.2%
Female Share of the Population 53.8%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 2,178
Age of the Population 40

Families

% of people married 48.9%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 16.2%
Median Earnings25+ $31,150
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $35,625
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,135

Wealth

Median Family Income $45,669
% Above Poverty Level 73.7%
% Below Poverty Level 26.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 17 minutes
% Working from Home %
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 30.6%
Median Gross Rent $531
Median House Value $91,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 21.2%
US/American 0.1%
English 8.1%
Irish 14.5%

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

Princeton Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 49 miles NW of Clarksville, Tennessee (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee
County Caldwell
Standard Zip Codes 42445
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.109
Longitude -87.881

Princeton 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 PRINCETON 1 SE
Distance 1 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
Station PROVIDENCE
Distance 21.1 miles
Jan Temp 22 to 41 F
Apr Temp 43 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 45 to 71 F
Annual Precip 43.6 inches
Station GILBERTSVILLE KY DAM
Distance 22.2 miles
Jan Temp 27 to 45 F
Apr Temp 47 to 72 F
Jul Temp 70 to 94 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cadiz 2,618 $41,275
Dawson Springs 2,737 $34,500
Eddyville 2,603 $50,040
Fredonia 494 $52,321
Kuttawa 698 $70,938
St. Charles 293 $27,750

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

Princeton Public Libraries

Library
George Coon Public Library
114 SOUTH HARRISON STREET
Princeton, Kentucky
(270) 365-2884

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Princeton Hospitals

CALDWELL COUNTY HOSPITAL INC
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
101 HOSPITAL DRIVE
(270) 365-0300
Emergency Service: Yes

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Princeton High Schools

CALDWELL COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
350 BECKNER LN
270-365-8010
Serves 620 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

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