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Overview

Introduction to Madisonville, Kentucky

Madisonville, Kentucky, in Hopkins county, is 37 miles SW of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center) and 89 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee.

Madisonville History

The city of Madisonville is the county seat of Hopkins County. The city was named after James Madison, the then Secretary of State. The city of Madisonville was founded in the year 1807. In the early 20th century, the city was a rail hub, coal mining center, and included a large tobacco market. It continued to be like this till the 1960s, when manufacturing and services became popular. Even though the city was hit by forceful tornados repeatedly, Madisonville evolved as a developing city.

Madisonville and nearby Attractions

  • Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
  • Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site
  • Owensboro Museum of Fine Art
  • Henry Horton State Park
  • Talladega National Forest

Things To Do In Madisonville

Tourists can enjoy the wilderness of the forest in the Talladega National Forest. In the Henry Horton State Park, tourists can enjoy camping and fishing. In order to enjoy the antiquities of the past arts, tourists can visit the Owensboro Museum of Fine Art. The Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site and Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park are also popular as tourist destinations.

Madisonville Transportation

Air transportation is available at Cincinnati/ Northern Kentucky International Airport.

Madisonville Higher Education

Higher Studies can be pursued from Owensboro Community College, Madisonville Community College, Kentucky Wesleyan College, and Hopkinsville Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,615
Male Share of the Population46.7%
Female Share of the Population53.3%
Senior Citizens16%
Employed Population 16+7,866
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married44.7%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher17.5%
Median Earnings25+$30,104
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,240
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,109

Wealth

Median Family Income$51,763
% Above Poverty Level82.4%
% Below Poverty Level17.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.9%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone30.9%
Median Gross Rent$626
Median House Value$100,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)26.1%
German11.8%
English10.2%
Irish9%
Scottish1.4%
Polish1.3%
Dutch1.2%
French Except Basque1.1%
Italian0.8%
Swiss0.6%
African0.5%
Welsh0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Russian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Romanian0.1%
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Madisonville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hopkins County
Standard Zip Codes42431
Phone Area Codes270
Time ZoneAmerica/Kentucky/Louisville
Approximate Latitude37.33
Approximate Longitude-87.5

Madisonville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationMADISONVILLE
Distance2.8 miles
Jan Temp25 to 44 F
Apr Temp46 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 91 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip48 inches
StationPROVIDENCE
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp22 to 41 F
Apr Temp43 to 69 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp45 to 71 F
Annual Precip43.6 inches
StationHENDERSON 7 SSW
Distance31.2 miles
Jan Temp24 to 42 F
Apr Temp45 to 69 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp46 to 71 F
Annual Precip44.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Earlington1,455$46,065
Hanson834$63,750
Mortons Gap1,070$38,839
Nebo202$62,813
Nortonville1,094$39,167
St. Charles320$26,667

Madisonville Public Libraries

Hopkins County-madisonville Public Library
425 EAST CENTER STREET
Madisonville, Kentucky
(270) 825-2680

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Madisonville Hospitals

Baptist Health Madisonville
(Proprietary)
900 Hospital Drive
(270) 825-5100

Madisonville Public Schools

Browning Springs Middle School
357 W Arch St
ZIP: 42431
(270) 825-6006
Middle
Total Enrollment 403
Burgin Elementary School
861 Pride Ave
ZIP: 42431
(270) 825-6030
Grapevine Elementary School
1150 Hayes Ave.
ZIP: 42431
(270) 825-6012
Primary
Total Enrollment 356
Hopkins County Central High School
6625 Hopkinsville Rd
ZIP: 42431
(270) 825-6133
High
Total Enrollment 877
Hopkins County Day Treatment
110 Sugg Street
ZIP: 42431
(270) 825-6059
Other
Total Enrollment 6
Hopkins County Schools Academy
150 School Avenue
ZIP: 42431
(270) 825-6122
High
Total Enrollment 22
James Madison Middle School
510 Brown Rd
ZIP: 42431
(270) 825-6160
Middle
Total Enrollment 565
Jesse Stuart Elementary School
1710 Anton Rd
ZIP: 42431
(270) 825-6033
Primary
Total Enrollment 534
Kentucky Tech - Madisonville Reg Tech Ct
150 School Avenue
ZIP: 42431
(270) 824-7544
Madisonville Health Technology Center
750 North Laffoon Street
ZIP: 42431
(270) 824-7552
Madisonville North Hopkins High School
4515 Hanson Rd
ZIP: 42431
(270) 825-6017
High
Total Enrollment 1080
Madisonville Technical College
750 North Laffoon Street
ZIP: 42431
(270) 824-7552
Pride Elementary School
861 Pride Ave
ZIP: 42431
(270) 825-6030
Primary
Total Enrollment 502
West Broadway Elementary School
127 W Broadway
ZIP: 42431
(270) 825-6036
Primary
Total Enrollment 438

Madisonville Private Schools

Christ The King School
1500 Kingsway Dr
ZIP: 42431
Elementary
Total Enrollment 77
Grace Baptist School
735 Lenin Rd
ZIP: 42431
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 85
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