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South Shore, Kentucky
—  City  —
Location of South Shore, Kentucky
Coordinates: 38°43′18″N 82°57′49″W / 38.72167°N 82.96361°W / 38.72167; -82.96361
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Greenup
Government
 - Mayor Cheryl Moore
Area
 - Total 0.8 sq mi (2.1 km2)
 - Land 0.6 sq mi (1.7 km2)
 - Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 545 ft (166 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 1,226
 - Density 1,916.9/sq mi (740.1/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 - Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 41175
Area code(s) 606
FIPS code 21-72210
GNIS feature ID 0503976

South Shore is a city in Greenup County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,226 at the 2000 census. It is located along the Ohio River across from Portsmouth, Ohio, at the mouth of Tygarts Creek. South Shore is a part of the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA).

The South Portsmouth-South Shore (Amtrak station) serves Amtrak's Cardinal Trains 50 & 51.

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Geography

South Shore is located at 38°43′18″N 82°57′49″W / 38.72167°N 82.96361°W / 38.72167; -82.96361 (38.721577, -82.963606)[1].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), of which, 0.6 square miles (1.7 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (20.00%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 1,226 people, 539 households, and 335 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,916.9 people per square mile (739.6/km²). There were 605 housing units at an average density of 945.9/sq mi (365.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.55% White, 0.16% African American, 0.57% Native American, 0.08% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.

There were 539 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.80.

In the city the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 74.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $18,214, and the median income for a family was $25,197. Males had a median income of $23,036 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,161. About 22.4% of families and 25.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.3% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people from South Shore

Politics

In South Shore, Federal Officials are generally always voted Republican, while local and state are voted Democrat. Local representation includes Democrats Tanya Pullin in the Kentucky House of Representatives and Robin Webb in the Kentucky Senate. Pullin, a South Shore native, is the Chairman of the Seniors, Veterans, Military Affairs, and Public Protection Committee. The area is represented by Republican Geoff Davis in the United States House of Representatives and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell and fellow Republican Jim Bunning in the United States Senate.

See also

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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