Crescent Springs, Kentucky

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Crescent Springs, Kentucky
Location of Crescent Springs in Kenton County, Kentucky.
Location of Crescent Springs in Kenton County, Kentucky.
Coordinates: 39°3′10″N 84°34′37″W / 39.05278°N 84.57694°W / 39.05278; -84.57694Coordinates: 39°3′10″N 84°34′37″W / 39.05278°N 84.57694°W / 39.05278; -84.57694
CountryUnited States
 • MayorLou Hartfiel[1]
 • Total1.51 sq mi (3.92 km2)
 • Land1.49 sq mi (3.87 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.05 km2)
823 ft (251 m)
 • Total4,319
 • Density2,890.90/sq mi (1,115.97/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code859
FIPS code21-18352
GNIS feature ID0490326

Crescent Springs is a home rule-class city[3] in Kenton County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 3,801 at the 2010 census.


Crescent Springs is located at 39°3′10″N 84°34′37″W / 39.05278°N 84.57694°W / 39.05278; -84.57694 (39.052711, -84.577058).[4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all land.


Originally a stop on the Cincinnati Southern Railroad, the name Crescent Springs could refer to either the shape of the tracks crossing through the community or to New Orleans's nickname "the Crescent City" after its shape beside the Mississippi River. (New Orleans was the southern terminus of the Cincinnati Southern, from which it was sometimes known as the "Queen and Crescent Railroad".[5])

In 1930, the International Labor Defense alleged that Crescent Springs was a sundown town where African Americans were not allowed to reside.[6]


Historical population
Census Pop.
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[8] of 2000, there were 3,931 people, 1,638 households, and 1,020 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,741.3 people per square mile (1,061.4/km2). There were 1,760 housing units at an average density of 1,227.3 per square mile (475.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.80% White, 1.37% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.78% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.

There were 1,638 households, out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 29.9% of all households were made up of individuals, and 7.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the city, the population was spread out, with 26.4% under the age of 18, 10.1% from 18 to 24, 34.7% from 25 to 44, 20.0% from 45 to 64, and 8.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females, there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $41,429, and the median income for a family was $50,573. Males had a median income of $42,500 versus $30,708 for females. The per capita income for the city was $24,891. About 5.2% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.8% of those under age 18 and 2.6% of those age 65 or over.


  1. ^ "Mayor". Crescent Springs, KY. City of Crescent Springs, KY. Retrieved 26 July 2020.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved March 18, 2022.
  3. ^ "Summary and Reference Guide to House Bill 331 City Classification Reform" (PDF). Kentucky League of Cities. Retrieved December 30, 2014.
  4. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  5. ^ Rennick, Robert M. (1987). Kentucky Place Names. University Press of Kentucky. p. 72. Retrieved 2013-04-28.
  6. ^ "To Protest Eviction: International Labor Defense Plans Mass Meeting Friday Night". The Cincinnati Post. Vol. 99, no. 87. Scripps-Howard Newspapers. April 11, 1930. p. 1 – via NewsBank. The Labor Defense believes the Negro innocent of the crime and that he was 'framed' for daring to go thru Crescent Springs, Ky., where, according to the Labor Defense, Negroes are not allowed to live.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  8. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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