The city of Falmouth is in the county of Pendleton, Kentucky with a total population of 2,058 based on the 2000 census. Falmouth is the exact meeting point of Licking River's Main and South forks, and is Pendleton County's county seat.
Falmouth City is situated at 38?40'26"N 84?20'3"W. The city's total area is 3.3 km?, all of which is land, as stated by the United States Census Bureau.
Based on the 2000 census, there were 521 families living in Falmouth, 849 households, and 2,058 people. Population density per square mile (616.
0/km?) was 1,598.9 people. At an average density of 295.7/km?, there were a total of 988 housing entities. As for the city's racial make-up, 96.21% were Whites; 1.90% was African American; 0.63% was Native American; 0.10% was Asian; 0.63% was from other races; and 0.53% was from two or even more races. However, 1.36% of the city's population came from any race of Latino or Hispanic.
Out of the 849 households, 41.7% consisted of married couples; 38.6% were non-related members; 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living in them; and 15.3% had a female head of household. There were 18.5% of the city's population that had someone aged 65 or older living alone and 34.7% of the households were comprised of an individual living alone. The average size for a family was 3.03 and the average size for a household was 2.34.
Children under the age of 18 comprised 25.9% of the city's population; 9.4% were 18-24 years old; 28.1% were 25-44 years old; 19.3% were 45-64 years old; and 17.2% were 65 years or older. The median age in the city was 37 years. There were a total of 89.9 male residents in the city for every 100 female residents and there were 82.4 males for every 100 females aged 18 and above.
Median family income in the city was $36,250 and the median household income was $25,114. Median income of female residents was $20,781 while males had $31,012. The per capita income for Falmouth was $15,634. Approximately 19.0% of the city's population and 16.5% of the families were under the poverty line including 16.3% aged 65 or older and 22.9% under the age of 18.
Falmouth's history started back in the 1700s. However, during the last half of the 20th century, the town of Falmouth may possibly be best remembered by many due to the numerous natural disasters that devastated it. The town had experienced flood in 1964 after Licking River flowed 47 feet out of its banks which submerged most of the town. In 1968, a tornado struck the town and levelled lots of homes. In 1997, the town was crippled by a major flood after Licking River again overflowed. This time, Licking River reached up to 52 feet and left almost 80% of Falmouth under water. That calamity killed five of the town's residents and damaged lots of businesses and homes.
The city is also home to some notable personalities such as Dr. Phillip Allen Sharp. He is a molecular biologist and an American geneticist, and the co-discoverer of gene splicing. Reverend Father J.M. Lelen had served the city's St. Francis Xavier Church from 1918 until his retirement in 1954.