McKee, Kentucky

McKee is a home rule-class city in Jackson County, Kentucky, in the United States. It is the seat of its county.[3] The population was 800 at the 2010 census.[4] The city was named for Judge George R. McKee.[5] In 2019, the city had a vote whether to continue the prohibition of alcohol sales within the city limits, and the votes came back in favor of making the city wet. [6]

McKee, Kentucky
Jackson County courthouse in McKee
Jackson County courthouse in McKee
Location of McKee in Jackson County, Kentucky
Location of McKee in Jackson County, Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°25′49″N 83°59′37″W / 37.43028°N 83.99361°W / 37.43028; -83.99361Coordinates: 37°25′49″N 83°59′37″W / 37.43028°N 83.99361°W / 37.43028; -83.99361
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyJackson
IncorporatedApril 1, 1882
Government
 • TypeMayor-Council
 • MayorJohn Tompkins
Area
 • Total2.40 sq mi (6.22 km2)
 • Land2.40 sq mi (6.22 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,030 ft (314 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total800
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
779
 • Density324.45/sq mi (125.26/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
40447
Area code(s)606
FIPS code21-49116
GNIS feature ID0513872

GeographyEdit

McKee is located in central Jackson County at 37°25′49″N 83°59′37″W / 37.43028°N 83.99361°W / 37.43028; -83.99361 (37.430412, -83.993473),[7] within Daniel Boone National Forest. U.S. Route 421 passes through the center of town, leading northwest 33 miles (53 km) to Richmond and southeast 29 miles (47 km) to Manchester. Kentucky Route 89 runs north from McKee 28 miles (45 km) to Irvine and southwest 27 miles (43 km) to Livingston, while Kentucky Route 290 leads south from McKee 9 miles (14 km) to Annville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.33 square miles (6.04 km2), of which 1,150 square metres (0.3 acres), or 0.02%, are water.[4] The city sits in the valley of Pigeon Roost Creek, which joins Birch Lick Creek at the western end of the city to form Indian Creek, a southwest-flowing tributary of the Middle Fork of the Rockcastle River, part of the Cumberland River watershed.

DemographicsEdit

Historical population
Census Pop.
188088
1900106
191014637.7%
192017318.5%
19301909.8%
1960234
19702559.0%
1980759197.6%
199087014.6%
20008780.9%
2010800−8.9%
2019 (est.)779[2]−2.6%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]
 
Main Street in downtown McKee

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 878 people, 359 households, and 232 families residing in the town. The population density was 385.3 people per square mile (148.7/km2). There were 402 housing units at an average density of 176.4 per square mile (68.1/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.54% White, 0.11% Black or African American, and 0.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.11% of the population.

There were 359 households, out of which 39.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 36.2% were married couples living together, 25.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.1% were non-families. 32.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.98.

In the town the population was spread out, with 31.0% under the age of 18, 15.4% from 18 to 24, 28.5% from 25 to 44, 17.1% from 45 to 64, and 8.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 27 years. For every 100 females, there were 93.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 83.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $11,622, and the median income for a family was $12,857. Males had a median income of $20,000 versus $13,750 for females. The per capita income for the town was $7,589. About 48.3% of families and 53.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 65.8% of those under age 18 and 29.8% of those age 65 or over.

EducationEdit

McKee has a public library, the Jackson County Public Library.[10] Jackson County High School is the single high school (9-12) for both the city and the county. McKee Elementary is the elementary school (Pre-5) located in the city and is one of three serving the county.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 24, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved 2011-06-07.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): McKee city, Kentucky". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Archived from the original on February 13, 2020. Retrieved May 22, 2018.
  5. ^ Collins, Lewis (1877). History of Kentucky. p. 352.
  6. ^ "Historical Wet/Dry Vote for City of McKee - Results!". Jackson County Sun. Nolan Media Group. November 8, 2019. Retrieved 22 March 2020.
  7. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ "Kentucky Public Library Directory". Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. Archived from the original on 11 January 2019. Retrieved 5 June 2019.