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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.

People

Total Population 19,687
Male Share of the Population 47.2%
Female Share of the Population 52.8%
Senior Citizens 15.9%
Employed Population 16+ 7,917
Age of the Population 38

Families

% of people married 46.4%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 17.6%
Median Earnings25+ $31,326
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,630
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,355

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,155
% Above Poverty Level 81.2%
% Below Poverty Level 18.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 1.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.7%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 33.2%
Median Gross Rent $592
Median House Value $99,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 24.7%
US/American 0%
English 10.7%
Irish 11.8%

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

Madisonville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 37 miles SW of Owensboro, Kentucky (center to center)
Nearest Large City 89 miles NW of Nashville, Tennessee
County Hopkins
Standard Zip Codes 42431
Phone Area Codes 270
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 37.328
Longitude -87.498

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)

Station MADISONVILLE
Distance 2.8 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 44 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 91 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 48 inches
Station PROVIDENCE
Distance 15.5 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 HENDERSON 7 SSW
Distance 31.2 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 42 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 46 to 71 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Earlington 1,547 $47,237
Hanson 826 $59,750
Mortons Gap 1,049 $35,833
Nebo 191 $53,750
Nortonville 1,120 $41,500
St. Charles 293 $27,750

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

Madisonville Public Libraries

Library
Hopkins County-madisonville Public Library
31 SOUTH MAIN STREET
Madisonville, Kentucky
(270) 825-2680
Library Web Site

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Madisonville Hospitals

REGIONAL MEDICAL CENTER
(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
900 HOSPITAL DRIVE
(270) 825-5100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Madisonville High Schools

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MADISONVILLE NORTH HOPKINS HIGH SCHOOL
4515 HANSON RD
270-825-6017
Serves 1,070 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
6625 HOPKINSVILLE RD
270-825-6133
Serves 970 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.6

ADOLESCENT DAY TREATMENT CENTER ALT SCH
5770 ANTON RD
270-825-6059
A Non-traditional School
Serves 12 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 6

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