Blaine, Kentucky
Location in Lawrence County, Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°1′33″N 82°51′19″W / 38.02583°N 82.85528°W / 38.02583; -82.85528Coordinates: 38°1′33″N 82°51′19″W / 38.02583°N 82.85528°W / 38.02583; -82.85528
CountryUnited States
StateKentucky
CountyLawrence
IncorporatedMarch 10, 1886
Government
 • TypeCity Commission
Area
 • Total0.28 sq mi (0.74 km2)
 • Land0.28 sq mi (0.73 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
659 ft (201 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total47
 • Estimate 
(2019)[2]
46
 • Density162.54/sq mi (62.73/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
41124
Area code(s)606
FIPS code21-07264
GNIS feature ID0487427

Blaine is a home rule-class city in Lawrence County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 47 at the 2010 census,[3] down from 245 at the 2000 census.

History

Blaine was originally settled c. 1800 and established as a local trade center by 1882. The post office has been in operation since at least May 10, 1828 (Neri Swetnam, postmaster). Although the city was incorporated as "Blaine" on March 10, 1886, it was alternatively known as "Blainetown" or "Mouth of Hood" for the remainder of the 19th century.[4]

In the 2016 city election, Brad Mattingly was elected mayor.

Geography

Blaine is located in western Lawrence County at 38°1′33″N 82°51′19″W / 38.02583°N 82.85528°W / 38.02583; -82.85528 (38.025742, -82.855152),[5] in the valley of Blaine Creek, a northeast-flowing tributary of the Big Sandy River. Hood Creek joins Blaine Creek from the south at Blaine.

Kentucky Route 32 passes through Blaine, leading east 18 miles (29 km) to Louisa and west 20 miles (32 km) to Sandy Hook. Kentucky Route 201 passes through the center of Blaine with KY 32 but leads north 13 miles (21 km) to Webbville and south 18 miles (29 km) to Staffordsville.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.29 square miles (0.74 km2), of which 0.43 acres (1,757 m2), or 0.24%, are water.[6]

Demographics

At the 2000 census,[7] there were 245 people, 95 households and 74 families residing in the city. The population density was 74.9 people per square mile (28.9/km2). There were 113 housing units at an average density of 34.6 per square mile (13.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 99.18% White, and 0.82% from two or more races.

There were 95 households, of which 34.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 21.1% were non-families. 20.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 10.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.89.

Historical population
Census Pop.
1900134
19101361.5%
1920103−24.3%
193014439.8%
1940124−13.9%
1970168
1980358113.1%
1990271−24.3%
2000245−9.6%
201047−80.8%
2019 (est.)46[2]−2.1%
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

Age distribution was 25.3% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 26.9% from 25 to 44, 25.7% from 45 to 64, and 13.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 105.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 96.8 males.

The median household income was $16,250, and the median family income was $24,000. Males had a median income of $26,250 versus $9,688 for females. The per capita income for the city was $9,740. About 29.4% of families and 39.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 51.8% of those under the age of eighteen and 21.2% of those 65 or over.

Education

Students residing in Blaine usually attend:

Government

Blaine is governed by a city commission form of government. The city commission consisted of a panel of four members: Jared Howard, Jeremy Webb, Regina Jordan, and Steve Harvey. [9]

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Blaine has a Humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[10]

Climate data for Blaine, Kentucky
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Average high °C (°F) 6
(42)
8
(46)
13
(56)
21
(69)
25
(77)
28
(83)
30
(86)
30
(86)
27
(80)
21
(70)
14
(57)
8
(47)
19
(67)
Average low °C (°F) −8
(18)
−7
(20)
−2
(28)
3
(37)
8
(47)
13
(56)
16
(61)
16
(60)
12
(53)
4
(39)
−1
(30)
−5
(23)
4
(39)
Average precipitation mm (inches) 86
(3.4)
74
(2.9)
100
(4)
100
(4)
110
(4.2)
89
(3.5)
130
(5.3)
79
(3.1)
89
(3.5)
64
(2.5)
79
(3.1)
91
(3.6)
1,100
(43)
Source: Weatherbase [11]

References

  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. ^ "Total Population: 2010 Census DEC Summary File 1 (P1), Blaine city, Kentucky". data.census.gov. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  4. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1988). "Place Names". Kentucky Place Names. Lexington, Kentucky: The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-0179-4. Retrieved on 2010-04-17
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "U.S. Gazetteer Files: 2019: Places: Kentucky". U.S. Census Bureau Geography Division. Retrieved February 7, 2020.
  7. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ Kentucky Secretary of State-Land Office Archived June 6, 2011, at the Wayback Machine Retrieved on 2010-04-17
  10. ^ Climate Summary for Blaine, Kentucky
  11. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on September 12, 2013.