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Eddyville is a city in Lyon County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for the eddies in the river

The latitude of Eddyville is 37.094N. The longitude is -88.08W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 509 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 2,353.


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Median household income
Local
$28,472
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Eddyville demographic reports
Eddyville is on the Cumberland River
The Kentucky State Penitentiary was built here in 1884
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 2. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 0.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Founders Day - Aug. 22-25, 2007
Dates often change. Check Eddyville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Rose Hill / Lyon County Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Eddyville residents report German ancestry, and 15% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Eddyville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Eddyville was $14,591, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

9% of Eddyville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Eddyville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $244.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $771.


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Libraries in Eddyville include Lyon County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Eddyville include Lyon County Herald Ledger

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Lyon County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Eddyville political report.

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The average commute time for Eddyville workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Eddyville include Country Hearth Inn Eddyville.

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