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Bremen (/ˈbrmɪn/) is a home rule-class city in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 365 at the 2000 census.

Bremen, Kentucky
City
Walking trail and community center in Bremen
Walking trail and community center in Bremen
Location of Bremen in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
Location of Bremen in Muhlenberg County, Kentucky.
Coordinates: 37°21′48″N 87°13′3″W / 37.36333°N 87.21750°W / 37.36333; -87.21750Coordinates: 37°21′48″N 87°13′3″W / 37.36333°N 87.21750°W / 37.36333; -87.21750
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyMuhlenberg
Area
 • Total0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Land0.6 sq mi (1.5 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation459 ft (140 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total197
 • Estimate (2016)[1]194
 • Density619/sq mi (239.0/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code42325
Area code(s)270
FIPS code21-09406
GNIS feature ID0487858

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HistoryEdit

The city was settled by German immigrants who named it after Bremen, Germany.[2] A post office called Bremen has been in operation since 1832.[3]

GeographyEdit

Bremen is located at 37°21′48″N 87°13′3″W / 37.36333°N 87.21750°W / 37.36333; -87.21750 (37.363240, -87.217510).[4] The city is situated along Kentucky Route 81 northwest of Central City.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), all land.

DemographicsEdit

Census Pop.
188098
1900180
191025441.1%
1920172−32.3%
193025548.3%
1940239−6.3%
195041071.5%
1960328−20.0%
1970299−8.8%
1980179−40.1%
199026749.2%
200036536.7%
2010197−46.0%
Est. 2016194[1]−1.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 365 people, 164 households, and 110 families residing in the city. The population density was 619.1 people per square mile (238.9/km²). There were 183 housing units at an average density of 310.4 per square mile (119.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.08% White, and 1.92% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.

There were 164 households out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 13.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.23 and the average family size was 2.74.

In the city, the population was spread out with 20.8% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 27.9% from 25 to 44, 24.4% from 45 to 64, and 20.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 84.1 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,136, and the median income for a family was $36,094. Males had a median income of $24,712 versus $19,844 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,959. About 10.6% of families and 10.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved June 9, 2017.
  2. ^ Anderson, Bobby (September 19, 2007). "Sandy Called These Names". Leader-News. pp. A12. Retrieved 16 May 2015.
  3. ^ "Muhlenberg County". Jim Forte Postal History. Retrieved 16 April 2015.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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