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  •   State: 
    Allen County
      County FIPS: 
    36°45′5″N 86°11′34″W
      Area total: 
    6.31 sq mi (16.36 km²)
      Area land: 
    6.30 sq mi (16.32 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.01 sq mi (0.03 km²)
    761 ft (232 m)
    1817; Incorporated 1860
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Bowling Green, KY
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    682.06 residents per square mile of area (263.35/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
      Income taxes: 

Scottsville is a home rule-class city in Allen County, Kentucky, in the United States. The population was 4,226 during the 2010 U.S. Census. Scottsville was the birthplace of what would become the Dollar General nationwide chain of 15,000 stores. The city is home to a Mennonite community. It is the seat of Allen County and part of the Allen County School District. It has two radio stations, WVLE (99.5 FM) and WLCK (12.50 FM) The city has a library, the Allen Public Library. It also has a weekly newspaper, the Scottsvile Citizen-Times, which was founded in 1890, and is published by the University of Kentucky Press. It was named for Kentucky's 4th governor, Charles Scott, and was also known as Allen Court House and Scottville in the early 19th century. The town is located at 36°455N 86°1134W (36.751504, -86.192692) and has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15 km²), all of it land. The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. In the city, the median income for a household in the city was $24,960, and the median age for a family was $36,711. About 20.3% of families and 28.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.0% of those under age 18 and 13.5%.


Scottsville is the primary city name, but also Halfway are acceptable city names or spellings, Gainesville, Halifax, Trammel on the other hand no longer accepted or obsolete and are no longer used as a designation. The site along Bays Fork was settled in 1797 and developed into a stagecoach station. The town was laid off in 1816 and established the next year. It was named for Kentucky's 4th governor, Charles Scott. In the early 19th century, it was also known as Allen Court House and Scottville. J. L. Turner and his son Cal Turner Sr. opened their first department store there in 1945. In 1955, the Turners began to open more stores, and, in 1968, founded Dollar General Corporation or DOLGEN Corp. It is the birthplace of what would become the Dollar General nationwide chain of 15,000 stores, with more than 1,500 stores in the U.S. and more than 10,000 in Europe and the Middle East. The first Dollar General store opened in Scottsville, Kentucky, in 1847. The company was founded by J.L. Turner in 1945, and opened its first store in the town in 1950. It has since grown to more than 2,200 stores across the United States and Canada. It also has stores in Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and the United Arab Emirates. The Dollar General chain now has more than 100 stores in 15 countries and employs more than 20,000 people. The chain was founded in 1968 by Turner's son, Cal Turner, and his brother, J.B. Turner, who founded the company with his father, Cal. Turner Jr. in 1955. The stores are located in Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Georgia, and South Carolina.


Scottsville is located at 36°455N 86°1134W (36.751504, -86.192692). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.8 square miles (15 km²), all of it land. Scottsville has a population of 2,816. The city is located on the U.S. Turnpike, which was built in 1881. The Turnpikes were built in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The town was named after the town's founder, William Scotts, who was born in the area. It is located near the intersection of the Turnpokes and the Nampa Rivers, which runs through the city. It was named for the town of Scottsburg, which is also located in the state, and was named in honor of its founder, David Scotts. It also has a post office, which opened in 1883. It has a ZIP code of 3645, and a city airport, which has a landing strip of the same name, at the city's north end. It's also known as "Scottsburg" or "Scottyville" because of its location near the Nopecos River, which flows through the center of the city, and the town is named after a Native American tribe, the Scottspeople. It had its first post office in 1845. It opened in the town center in 1851.


The climate in this area is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Scottsville has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps. The town has a population of about 2,000. It is located on the Ohio River, which runs through the town. It has a reputation for being a hot, dry place to live in the summer. It also has a mild winter, with temperatures averaging around °F (°C) in the winter. The city has a high school football team that competes in the Ohio Valley Football League. The school has a baseball team that plays in the state championship game each year. The football team is nicknamed the "Scottsville Bombers" after the town's mascot, the "Scotsman" The town's football team has won two state championships and one state championship in the last five years. The team has also won the national football championship in 2010 and 2011. It was the first town in the U.S. to win the national championship in both 2008 and 2010. The last time the city won the title was in 1988. It had a winning record in the late 1980s and early 1990s before losing the title in the mid-1990s. The current record is set in the early 2000s, when the town won the state title in 2008 and again in 2010. It's the first city in the United States to win a state championship since the state of Georgia in 2000.


As of the census of 2010, there were 4,226 people, 1,861 households, and 1,130 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 94.5% White, 2.4% Hispanic or Latino of any race, and 2.1% from two or more races. The city's population was spread out, with 23.2% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 20 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 25.6%. The median age was 38.6 years. For every 100 females, there are 86.66 males. The median income for a household was $24,960, and $36,711 for a family. The per capita income for the city is $13,555. About 20.3% of families and 28.5%. of the population were below the poverty line, including 35.0%. of those under age 18 and 13.5. of those age 65 or over. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was2.83. It is the only city in the state with a population of more than 4,000 people. It has a population density of 728.6 per square mile (281.3/km²). It has an area of 2,066 housing units at an average density of 356.2 per squaremile (137.5/km 2). The city is located on the Mississippi River.

Mennonite community

Scottsville is home to the Noah Hoover Mennonites, a branch of the Old Order Menn onites. They moved to Scottsville in 1978, coming from Snyder County, Pennsylvania. They did not emerge from a single division, as most other Anabaptist groups, but have a long history of divisions and mergers. They are a Mennonite community. The town is also known as the "Mennonite capital of the United States" and has a population of around 2,000. It is located on the banks of the Susquehannock River, which is a tributary of the Allegheny River. The city is also home to a number of churches, many of which are run by members of the Mennoite Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, or "LDS Church" The town has a reputation for being a good place to raise children. It also has a history of violence, especially against women. It was the site of a massacre in the early 1900s, when a group of young women were killed by a mob of local men. It has also been the scene of several other violent incidents, including one in which a man was beaten to death with a machete by a gang of young men in the mid-1970s. The community has a strong tradition of Mennoningism, which dates back to the 18th century. It's also known for its strong support of the U.S. Air Force.


Scottsville Public Schools are part of the Allen County Schools School District. Ninth through twelfth grade students attend Allen County Scottsville High School. The district has one elementary school, one intermediate school, one middle school, and one high school. The Allen County Public Library has a lending library. It is located in the center of the city. The library is open to the public on a daily basis. It has a collection of more than 2,000 books. It was built in the early 1900s. The school district was founded in 1855. The first school opened in 1854. The current elementary school was opened in 1959. The middle school was built on the same site in the 1960s. It opened in the 1970s. There is a high school and an intermediate school in the district. The high school is located on the outskirts of the town. The elementary school has a library that is open on a weekly basis. The public can borrow books from the library for up to a year. The lending library has a total of 2,500 volumes. It also has a branch in the middle school and a branch of the middle and high school for the eighth through 12th grade. The town has a public library that was established in the late 1950s and opened in 1961. The city has a community center that opened in 1969. The community has a park that was dedicated to the Knights of Pythias. There are also several other parks in the town that are open for special events.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky = 96.9. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 80. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Scottsville = 4.5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 4,299 individuals with a median age of 38.4 age the population dropped by -0.42% in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 682.06 residents per square mile of area (263.35/km²). There are average 2.25 people per household in the 1,871 households with an average household income of $28,769 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 14.60% of the available work force and has dropped -4.71% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 15.98%. The number of physicians in Scottsville per 100,000 population = 26.3.


The annual rainfall in Scottsville = 52.6 inches and the annual snowfall = 11.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 111. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 204. 88 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 27.6 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 35, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky which are owned by the occupant = 57.77%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 37 years with median home cost = $75,340 and home appreciation of 0.09%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $6.72 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,352 per student. There are 17.1 students for each teacher in the school, 606 students for each Librarian and 466 students for each Counselor. 1.87% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 5.38% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 4.49% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Scottsville's population in Allen County, Kentucky of 16,313 residents in 1930 has dropped 0,26-fold to 4,299 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 53.01% female residents and 46.99% male residents live in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky.

    As of 2020 in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky are married and the remaining 41.95% are single population.

  • 23.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Scottsville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    79.90% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 11.83% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.37% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.40% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky, 57.77% are owner-occupied homes, another 32.78% are rented apartments, and the remaining 9.44% are vacant.

  • The 32.55% of the population in Scottsville, Allen County, Kentucky who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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