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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,442
Male Share of the Population48%
Female Share of the Population52%
Senior Citizens15.4%
Employed Population 16+12,138
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married42.2%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.6%
Median Earnings25+$26,701
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,678
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,157

Wealth

Median Family Income$45,499
% Above Poverty Level76.8%
% Below Poverty Level23.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home1.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.5%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone34.9%
Median Gross Rent$636
Median House Value$114,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)36.9%
Irish9.7%
English7.9%
African7.1%
German7%
Scottish1.4%
Italian1.2%
Polish1.1%
French Except Basque0.8%
Swedish0.7%
Dutch0.7%
West Indian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Norwegian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Jamaican0.2%
Bahamian0.2%
Russian0.2%
Hungarian0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
Haitian0.1%
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Hopkinsville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Christian County
Standard Zip Codes42240
P.O. Box Zip Codes42241
Phone Area Codes270
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude36.85
Approximate Longitude-87.49

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)

StationHOPKINSVILLE
Distance2.7 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp46 to 68 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches
StationCLARKSVILLE SEWAGE PLT
Distance23.1 miles
Jan Temp25 to 45 F
Apr Temp44 to 71 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.7 inches
StationPRINCETON 1 SE
Distance27.2 miles
Jan Temp26 to 45 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp68 to 92 F
Oct Temp47 to 74 F
Annual Precip51.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crofton672$47,981
Elkton2,166$44,375
Oak Grove7,487$42,644
Pembroke791$50,000
St. Charles320$26,667
Trenton433$61,250

Hopkinsville Public Libraries

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

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Hopkinsville Hospitals

Western State Hospital
(Government - State)
2400 Russellville Road
(270) 889-6025
Cumberland Hall Hospital
(Proprietary)
270 Walton Way
(270) 886-1919
Jennie Stuart Medical Center
(Non-profit)
320 West 18th Street
(270) 887-0100

Hopkinsville Public Schools

Madisonville Tech - Hopkinsville
705 North Elm Street
ZIP: 42240
(270) 886-3734
Lacy Elementary School
12015 Greenville Rd
ZIP: 42240
(270) 887-7250
Primary
Total Enrollment 309
Christian County Day Treatment
215 Glass Ave
ZIP: 42240
(270) 887-1147
High
Total Enrollment 29
Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School
14405 Martin Luther King Way
ZIP: 42240
(270) 887-7310
Primary
Total Enrollment 837
Holiday Elementary School
3910 Nassau Circle
ZIP: 42240
(270) 887-7210
Primary
Total Enrollment 537
Hopkinsville Middle School
434 Koffman Drive
ZIP: 42240
(270) 887-7130
Middle
Total Enrollment 733
Sinking Fork Elementary School
5005 Princeton Rd
ZIP: 42240
(270) 887-7330
Primary
Total Enrollment 331
North Drive Middle School
831 North Dr
ZIP: 42240
(270) 887-7150
Middle
Total Enrollment 423
Christian County Alternative School
4400 Lafayette Rd
ZIP: 42240
(270) 887-7380
High
Total Enrollment 24
Indian Hills Elementary School
313 Blane Dr
ZIP: 42240
(270) 887-7230
Primary
Total Enrollment 482
Cumberland Hall School
270 Walton Way
ZIP: 42240
(270) 886-1919
Other
Total Enrollment 32
Gateway Academy To Innovation And Technology
705 N Elm St
ZIP: 42240
(270) 887-7030
21st Century Academy
210 Glass Ave
ZIP: 42240
(270) 887-7401
High
Total Enrollment 93
Belmont Elementary School
814 Belmont St
ZIP: 42240
(270) 887-7170
Primary
Total Enrollment 377
Christian County Middle School
215 Glass Ave
ZIP: 42240
(270) 887-7070
Middle
Total Enrollment 856
Millbrooke Elementary School
415 Millbrooke Dr
ZIP: 42240
(270) 887-7270
Primary
Total Enrollment 581
Christian County High School
220 Glass Ave
ZIP: 42240
(270) 887-7050
High
Total Enrollment 1268
Hopkinsville High School
430 Koffman Dr
ZIP: 42240
(270) 887-7110
High
Total Enrollment 1043
Christian County Home/hospital
200 Glass Avenue
ZIP: 42241
(270) 887-7000
Other
Total Enrollment 32

Hopkinsville Private Schools

Heritage Christian Academy
8349 Eagle Way
ZIP: 42240
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 403
Grace Episcopal Church Kindergarten
216 E 6th St
ZIP: 42240
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
Sts Peter & Paul School
902 E 9th St
ZIP: 42240
Elementary
Total Enrollment 140
University Heights Academy
1300 Academy Dr
ZIP: 42240
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 353
First United Methodist Kindergarten/nursery School
1305 S Main St
ZIP: 42240
Elementary
Total Enrollment 10
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