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Oak Grove, Kentucky

Oak Grove is a city located in Christian County, Kentucky adjacent to the Fort Campbell Army base. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 7,064.


\nOak Grove is located at 36°39'30" North, 87°25'10" West (36.658374, -87.419565)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.7 km² (10.3 mi²). 26.7 km² (10.3 mi²) of it is land and none of it is covered by water.


As of the
census of 2000, there are 7,064 people, 2,529 households, and 1,820 families residing in the city. The population density is 264.5/km² (685.4/mi²). There are 2,912 housing units at an average density of 109.1/km² (282.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 61.72% White, 25.81% African American, 1.03% Native American, 1.64% Asian, 0.51% Pacific Islander, 3.94% from other races, and 5.35% from two or more races. 9.41% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 2,529 households out of which 50.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.5% are married couples living together, 10.3% have a female householder with no husband present, and 28.0% are non-families. 17.6% of all households are made up of individuals and 0.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.79 and the average family size is 3.14.

The city's age distribution, which is typical of a town dominated by the military, is: 32.2% under the age of 18, 23.4% from 18 to 24, 38.6% from 25 to 44, 4.9% from 45 to 64, and 1.0% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 24 years. For every 100 females there are 113.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 115.7 males. The sex distribution is also a function of the town's military status.

The median income for a household in the city is $32,235, and the median income for a family is $31,972. Males have a median income of $25,497 versus $18,994 for females. The per capita income for the city is $13,769. 10.6% of the population and 7.9% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 13.1% are under the age of 18 and 8.0% are 65 or older.