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Burgin, Kentucky

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Country  United States
County  Mercer
Incorporated  1878-03-14
Zip code  40310
Mayor  George Went Hensley
State  Kentucky
Settled  1877
Elevation  892 ft (272 m)
Population  964 (2013)
Local time  Monday 9:23 PM
Burgin, Kentucky
Weather  16°C, Wind S at 21 km/h, 60% Humidity

Burgin is a 5th-class city in Mercer County, Kentucky, in the United States. Its population was 874 at the 2000 census.


Map of Burgin, KY 40330, USA


Burgin is located at 37°45′18″N 84°45′56″W (37.754961, -84.765681). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km2), all land.

The site at the head of the Cane Run branch of the Dix River was originally known as Cane Run.


In 1874 the Cincinnati Southern Railway obtained a right-of-way from Temple Burgin and opened Burgin Station. The town was established in 1877 and incorporated in 1878. The post office opened as "Bergen" in 1877 and changed its name to "Burgin" in 1886.


As of the census of 2000, there were 874 people, 372 households, and 258 families residing in the city. The population density was 750.8 per square mile (289.9/km2). There were 407 housing units at an average density of 349.6 per square mile (135.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.02% White, 3.89% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.11% Pacific Islander, 0.69% from other races, and 1.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.69% of the population.

There were 372 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.6% were married couples living together, 9.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.6% were non-families. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 14.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.87.

22.9% of the population was under the age of 18, 7.6% from 18 to 24, 28.0% from 25 to 44, 21.7% from 45 to 64, and 19.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 93.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was US $34,135, and the median income for a family was $41,442. Males had a median income of $31,324 versus $21,400 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,756. About 9.8% of families and 11.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.4% of those under age 18 and 13.8% of those age 65 or over.


Burgin is served by Burgin Independent Schools.

Notable natives

  • Jack Coleman - basketball player
  • Marie McDonald — actress
  • Climate

    The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Burgin has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.


    Burgin, Kentucky Wikipedia

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