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Hopkinsville is a city in Christian County, in the Clarksville metro area.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after Gen. Samuel Hopkins.

The latitude of Hopkinsville is 36.865N. The longitude is -87.488W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 528 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 28,678.


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Median household income
Local
$30,419
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hopkinsville demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Christian Court House
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 135. The number of murders and homicides was 4. The violent crime rate was 4.6 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jefferson Davis, president of the Confederacy
· Steve Gorman, drummer (The Black Crowes)
· Edgar Cayce, psychic
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Little River Days - May 18-19, 2007
  • Western Kentucky State Fair - June 29-July 7, 2007
  • Trail of Tears Indian Pow Wow - Sept. 8-9, 2007
  • Applefest - Oct. 6-7, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hopkinsville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Lake Barkley State Resort Park, Pennyrile Forest State Resort Park
Historic sites and museums: Jefferson Davis Monument State Historic Site, Pennyroyal Area Museum, Trail of Tears Commemorative Park
Colleges and universities: Hopkinsville Community College
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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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hopkinsville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Christian County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Clarksville-Hopkinsville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 42240 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Hopkinsville residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hopkinsville ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hopkinsville was $15,796, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

16% of Hopkinsville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hopkinsville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $345.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $719.


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Libraries in Hopkinsville include Hopkinsville-Christian County Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hopkinsville include Kentucky New Era

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

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Traffic

The average commute time for Hopkinsville workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 16 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hopkinsville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 5.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was higher than the national norm.

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