The courthouse in Cadiz burned twice during the American Civil War. This courthouse was demolished in 2008 to make way for a new justice center that opened in October 2009.
Location of Cadiz in Trigg County, Kentucky.
|• Type||Mayor-council government|
|• Mayor||Todd King|
|• Total||3.5 sq mi (9.0 km2)|
|• Land||3.5 sq mi (9.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||423 ft (129 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||685/sq mi (264.6/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-6 (Central (CST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-5 (CDT)|
|Area code(s)||270 & 364|
|GNIS feature ID||0517318|
Cadiz (locally / - /, (listen) KAY-deez, -diz) is a home rule-class city in and the county seat of Trigg County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 2,558 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Clarksville metropolitan area.
Cadiz is an old town located close to the Land Between the Lakes, a popular recreation area, and was a base of Union and Confederate operations during the Civil War. It permits the sale of alcoholic beverages.
William Henry Perrin's 1884 History of Trigg County does not explain the Spanish name of the town, but does say that in May 1820 the county commission chose Robert Baker's land as its seat. He relinquished his stable yard and the surrounding 50 acres (200,000 m2). From August to October, the commission platted out the town in blocks and gave it the name Cadiz. Rennick's Kentucky Place Names repeats the local tradition that a Spaniard in the surveying party successfully suggested his hometown.
Cadiz is located at (36.867781, -87.817374).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.1 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,558 people, 1,541 households, and 648 families residing in the city. The population density was 685.4 people per square mile (264.8/km²). There were 1,541 housing units at an average density of 315.7 per square mile (122.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 79.2% White, 17.2% African American, 0.13% Native American, 0.66% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.39% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.98% of the population.
There were 1,541 households out of which 30.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.7% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.89.
In the city, the population was spread out with 25.4% under the age of 18, 8.0% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 20.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females, there were 82.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 77.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $29,872, and the median income for a family was $37,736. Males had a median income of $30,357 versus $18,929 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,404. About 17.5% of families and 19.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 29.2% of those under age 18 and 18.7% of those age 65 or over.
- Coy Bacon, NFL player
- John Egerton, journalist
- Joe Bolton, poet
- Charles Tyler, musician
- Boots Randolph, musician
- Roger Vinson, U.S. District Court judge
Cadiz boasts one of the lowest crime rates in Kentucky. The total crime risk index score for Cadiz is 34, which is 37 points below the statewide crime risk score of 71 and 66 points below the national crime risk score of 100. "Homefair City Profile".
Public education in Cadiz is operated by Trigg County Public School District, which operates a single campus on Main Street.
Cadiz has a humid climate and four distinct seasons. The warmest month of the year is July, with an average high temperature of 90 °F. The coldest month is January, with an average high temperature of 44 °F.
|Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures for Cadiz, KY|
|Rec High °F||80||82||87||91||94||102||104||104||107||95||83||78|
|Norm High °F||44||49||59||70||78||85||90||88||82||71||59||48|
|Norm Low °F||25||29||38||46||55||63||68||66||59||47||38||29|
|Rec Low °F||-20||-10||-8||21||29||39||47||43||31||20||7||-14|
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