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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population6,215
Male Share of the Population45.6%
Female Share of the Population54.4%
Senior Citizens16.6%
Employed Population 16+2,333
Age of the Population41

Families

% of people married47.5%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher15.4%
Median Earnings25+$29,345
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$37,821
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,039

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,188
% Above Poverty Level75.5%
% Below Poverty Level24.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.4%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone25.4%
Median Gross Rent$547
Median House Value$91,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)20.6%
Irish14.9%
German12.7%
English6.5%
Italian2.9%
African2.8%
Scottish2%
French Except Basque1.4%
Dutch1.4%
Swedish0.7%
Swiss0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Polish0.2%
Czech0.2%
US/American0.1%
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Princeton Almanac

CategoryValue
County Caldwell County
Standard Zip Codes42445
Phone Area Codes270
Time Zone
Approximate Latitude37.1
Approximate Longitude-87.88

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)

StationPRINCETON 1 SE
Distance1 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
StationPROVIDENCE
Distance21.1 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
StationGILBERTSVILLE KY DAM
Distance22.2 miles
Jan Temp27 to 45 F
Apr Temp47 to 72 F
Jul Temp70 to 94 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip51 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cadiz2,630$45,250
Dawson Springs2,741$35,645
Eddyville2,591$50,787
Fredonia487$60,893
Kuttawa699$64,688
St. Charles320$26,667

Princeton Public Libraries

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

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Princeton Hospitals

Caldwell Medical Center
(Non-profit)
100 Medical Center Drive
(270) 365-0300

Princeton Public Schools

Caldwell County Area Technology Center
130 Vocational School Rd
ZIP: 42445
(270) 365-5563
Caldwell County Elementary School
105 Education Dr
ZIP: 42445
(270) 365-8030
Primary
Total Enrollment 434
Caldwell County High School
350 Beckner Ln
ZIP: 42445
(270) 365-8010
High
Total Enrollment 611
Caldwell County Middle School
440 Beckner Ln
ZIP: 42445
(270) 365-8020
Middle
Total Enrollment 479
Caldwell County Primary School
1000 Marion Rd
ZIP: 42445
(270) 365-8040
Primary
Total Enrollment 608
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