|— City —|
|• Total||1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)|
|• Land||1.0 sq mi (2.7 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||407 ft (124 m)|
|• Density||1,438.1/sq mi (555.3/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0496908|
Livermore is a city in McLean County in the U.S. state of Kentucky, at the confluence of the Green and Rough Rivers. The population was 1,482 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Owensboro, Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area. The city is named for pioneer James Livermore.
Livermore is located at .(37.490987, -87.135340)
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square mile (2.6 km2), all of it land.
Livermore achieved national and international notoriety in the second decade of the twentieth century for one of the more bizarre public lynchings in American history. In April, 1911, Will Porter, a black man, allegedly shot and killed a white man in a barroom fight. Fearing a lynch mob, the sheriff hid Porter in the basement of a local theatre, but he was discovered and dragged upstairs to the stage by an angry crowd. The organizers of the lynching then charged admission and allowed armed patrons to open fire from their seats on the hapless prisoner, who was bound in the center of the stage.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,482 people, 614 households, and 405 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,438.1 people per square mile (555.5/km²). There were 667 housing units at an average density of 647.3 per square mile (250.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.98% White, 0.07% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.81% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.75% of the population.
There were 614 households out of which 33.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 46.7% were married couples living together, 15.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.9% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.01.
In the city the population was spread out with 27.1% under the age of 18, 9.7% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 23.7% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $23,086, and the median income for a family was $27,404. Males had a median income of $25,083 versus $19,583 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,049. About 18.0% of families and 18.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.0% of those under age 18 and 16.2% of those age 65 or over.
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