is a city in Kenton County
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, United States
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. The population was 4,409 at the 2000 census. Ludlow is a suburb of Covington, Kentucky
-Demographics:As of the census of 2000, there were 43,370 people, 18,257 households, and 10,132 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,301.3 people per square mile . There were 20,448 housing units at an average density of 1,556.5 per square mile...
, and Cincinnati, Ohio
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, located on the Ohio River
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. It received its greatest period of early growth as a rail station.
Ludlow is located at 39°5′24"N 84°32′52"W (39.089893, -84.547820).
According to the United States Census Bureau
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, the city has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.1 km²), of which 0.9 square miles (2.3 km²) is land and 0.4 square miles (1 km²) (30.65%) is water.
In 1790 the land that is now Ludlow was given to Gen. Thomas Sandford by the U.S. military in recognition of his service. Sandford traded the land to Thomas D. Carneal for land in what is now Fort Mitchell. Thomas D. Carneal had Elmwood Hall built in 1818 on the riverfront. Elmwood Hall still stands today (2011) at 244 Forest Avenue and is a private residence. Carneal sold the land to William Bullock, a British
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showman, entrepreneur and traveller, who planned to build a utopian community named Hygeia
Hygeia was a proposed utopian community on the bank of the Ohio River on the site of present-day Ludlow, Kentucky.The land was granted to Gen. Thomas Sandford by the U.S. military in 1790. Sandford traded the land to Thomas D...
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word meaning health) designed by John Buonarotti Papworth
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. The speculation was not a success; Bullock sold the land to Israel L. Ludlow in 1830. http://news.nky.com/apps/pbcs.dll/artikkel?Dato=20051010&Kategori=LOCAL0312&Lopenr=310100007&Ref=AR
Ludlow was incorporated as a City in 1864.
Ludlow was used as a filming site for the movie "Lost In Yonkers", starring Richard Dreyfuss.
Neighborhood taverns of Ludlow
The neighborhood taverns of Ludlow were once an integral part of this small community. With limited access to and from of the city, social life often revolved around these public houses. These taverns included:
The Buffalo Bar (still in operation)
Ludlow-Bromley Yacht Club (still in operation)
Ernie's Bar (closed) - Formerly known as "Bud & Bills Stagg Cafe" a.k.a "The Stagg".
Bob's Place (closed) - Formerly known as "Burkes Cafe".
Rock Bar (closed)
White Oak (closed)
As of the census
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of 2000, there were 4,409 people, 1,739 households, and 1,135 families residing in the city. The population density
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was 5,141.5 people per square mile (1,979.4/km²). There were 1,888 housing units at an average density of 2,201.7 per square mile (847.6/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.46% White, 0.39% African American, 0.09% Native American, 0.14% Asian, 0.18% from other races
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, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.75% of the population.
There were 1,739 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.5% were married couples
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living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.7% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 3.18.
In the city the population was spread out with 28.8% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 31.3% from 25 to 44, 18.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 95.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $35,509, and the median income for a family was $44,441. Males had a median income of $34,890 versus $26,714 for females. The per capita income
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for the city was $16,015. About 8.8% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 17.5% of those under age 18 and 14.9% of those age 65 or over.