Camargo, Kentucky

Camargo, Kentucky

Location of Camargo, Kentucky
Coordinates: 37°59′57″N 83°53′46″W / 37.99917°N 83.89611°W / 37.99917; -83.89611Coordinates: 37°59′57″N 83°53′46″W / 37.99917°N 83.89611°W / 37.99917; -83.89611
Country United States
State Kentucky
County Montgomery
Incorporated April 28, 1969
  Type City Commission
  Mayor Greg Beam
  Total 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
  Land 2.1 sq mi (5.5 km2)
  Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 922 ft (281 m)
Population (2010)
  Total 1,081
  Density 514.8/sq mi (196.6/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
  Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
FIPS code 21-12052
GNIS feature ID 0488655

Camargo is a home rule-class city[1] in Montgomery County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 1,081 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Mount Sterling Micropolitan Statistical Area.

The town was named by soldiers returning from the Mexican–American War, either in honor of Camargo in Mexico or a Mexican entertainer of that name.[2] The post office was established in 1848 and closed in 1963.[2]


Camargo is located at 37°59′57″N 83°53′46″W / 37.99917°N 83.89611°W / 37.99917; -83.89611 (37.999241, -83.896203).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2), of which, 2.1 square miles (5.4 km2) of it is land and 0.47% is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
Est. 20151,124[4]4.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]

As of the census[6] of 2000, there were 923 people, 362 households, and 275 families residing in the city. The population density was 436.6 people per square mile (168.9/km²). There were 383 housing units at an average density of 181.2 per square mile (70.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.70% White, 0.11% Asian, and 1.19% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.54% of the population.

There were 362 households out of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.2% were married couples living together, 11.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.8% were non-families. 20.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.55 and the average family size was 2.93.

In the city the population was spread out with 24.6% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 22.6% from 45 to 64, and 11.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,009, and the median income for a family was $32,019. Males had a median income of $31,827 versus $19,018 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,154. About 23.6% of families and 27.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.1% of those under age 18 and 31.5% of those age 65 or over.


  1. "Summary and Reference Guide to House Bill 331 City Classification Reform" (PDF). Kentucky League of Cities. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  2. 1 2 Rennick, Robert M. Kentucky Place Names. The University Press of Kentucky (Lexington), 1988. ISBN 0-8131-0179-4.
  3. "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  4. "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2015". Retrieved July 2, 2016.
  5. "Census of Population and Housing". Archived from the original on May 11, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  6. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
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