Park Hills, Kentucky
|Named for||nearby Devou Park|
|• Type||Mayor-council government|
|• Mayor||Kathy Zembrodt|
|• Total||0.78 sq mi (2.02 km2)|
|• Land||0.78 sq mi (2.01 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||751 ft (229 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||3,840.41/sq mi (1,482.72/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0500180|
Park Hills is a home rule-class city in Kenton County, Kentucky, in the United States, and a suburb of Cincinnati, Ohio. The population was 2,970 at the 2010 census. Much of the city was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2008 as the Park Hills Historic District.
The area of present-day Park Hills was subdivided and settled c. 1845 on land owned by Messrs. Coran, Corry, and Spencer. This community remained quite small until D. Collins Lee and Robert Simmons developed the area in 1926 and incorporated the present city the next year.
Park Hills is located at  2.5 miles (4.0 km) from downtown Cincinnati, Ohio, and approximately 10 miles (16 km) from the Cincinnati/Northern Kentucky International Airport (CVG). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km2), all land. The city is part of the Bluegrass Region of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, part of the Upland South region of the United States.(39.070261, -84.530854),
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,977 people, 1,382 households, and 725 families residing in the city. The population density was 3,840.2 people per square mile (1,473.6/km2). There were 1,523 housing units at an average density of 1,964.6 per square mile (753.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.64% White, 1.65% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.77% Asian, 0.30% from other races, and 0.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.60% of the population.
There were 1,382 households, out of which 24.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.4% were married couples living together, 9.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 47.5% were non-families. 40.3% of all households were made up of individuals, and 9.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.08 and the average family size was 2.85.
In the city, the population was spread out, with 19.9% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 33.2% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.1 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $42,227, and the median income for a family was $65,833. Males had a median income of $39,450 versus $31,719 for females. The per capita income for the city was $29,486. About 2.8% of families and 5.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.9% of those under age 18 and 4.7% of those age 65 or over.
Park Hills is a home rule-class city. The city has a mayor who is elected every four years: the current mayor is Kathy Zembrodt. The city has a six-member City Council that is elected every two years. Current City Council Members are:
- Joe Shields
- Steve Elkins
- Kevin Theissen
- Sara Froelich
- Pam Spoor
- Wesley Deters
Park Hills is represented in the Kentucky General Assembly by Senator Christian McDaniel (R) of the 23rd District in the Senate and by Representative Arnold Simpson (D) of the 65th District and Representative Diane St. Onge (R) of the 63rd District in the House of Representatives.
The city is served by the Kenton County School District. Students from Park Hills attend Dixie Heights High School in grades 9 through 12, Turkey Foot Middle School in grades 6 through 8, and Fort Wright Elementary in grades Pre-K through 5.
There are two private Catholic schools within the community, Covington Catholic High School and Notre Dame Academy. Covington Catholic is all male and Notre Dame is all female, both schools are run by the Diocese of Covington and their Department of Catholic Schools. The Diocese runs 17 schools in Kenton County.
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