Livermore, Kentucky

Livermore, Kentucky is a small town located in McLean County, with a population of approximately 1,200 people. See health-beauty-guides for top counties in Kentucky. The geography of the area is mostly rolling hills and valleys, with streams and creeks running through them. The climate is temperate, with mild winters and hot summers.

The town has a long history dating back to the late 1700s when it was first settled by pioneers from Virginia and North Carolina. Over the years, Livermore has been home to many different industries such as coal mining, farming, and textiles. In recent years the economy has shifted towards tourism and service-oriented businesses.

The town has several schools including an elementary school located in downtown Livermore, as well as a middle school and high school located just outside of town. There are also several private schools in the area that offer alternative educational programs.

Livermore is home to many landmarks including an old railroad bridge over the Green River which was built in 1892 and still stands today; a historic courthouse built in 1894; and an old stone church built in 1902 that still holds services today. There are also several parks located throughout the town which offer hiking trails, camping sites, picnic areas, playgrounds, fishing spots, and more.

Population: 1,482. Estimated population in July 2020: 1,469 (-0.9% change)
Males: 695 (46.9%), Females: 787 (53.1%)

McLean County

Zip code: 42352

Median resident age: 36.6 years
Median household income: $23,086
Median house value: $48,400

Races in Livermore:

  • White Non-Hispanic (97.4%)
  • Hispanic (1.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.9%)
  • Other race (0.8%)
  • American Indian (0.7%)

Ancestries: United States (23.1%), German (10.1%), Irish (8.5%), English (7.9%), Dutch (2.4%), French (1.5%).

Elevation: 408 feet

Land area: 1.0 square miles

Livermore, Kentucky


Livermore, Kentucky is a small town located in McLean County. The population was estimated to be just over 500 people in 2020, making it a tight-knit community. The median age of the population is 37 years old, with the majority of residents being between the ages of 25 and 44. The median household income is around $34,000 per year and the median property value is approximately $80,000. The cost of living in Livermore is relatively low compared to surrounding areas as there are few amenities and services available in town. Groceries and other everyday items can typically be purchased at cheaper prices than surrounding towns. Housing costs are also relatively low with an average home price of around $125,000.

Livermore has a few local restaurants and stores that provide basic services for those living in the area. There are also several churches located throughout town that cater to different denominations and beliefs. Education wise, Livermore has one elementary school located within its borders as well as two private schools nearby for those looking for more specialized instruction or religious education. There are no higher education options within the town itself but there are several nearby universities within a short drive from Livermore such as Western Kentucky University and Murray State University.

For population 25 years and over in Livermore

  • High school or higher: 63.5%
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher: 8.8%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
  • Unemployed: 10.6%
  • Mean travel time to work: 30.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Livermore city

  • Never married: 20.0%
  • Now married: 54.2%
  • Separated: 2.7%
  • Widowed: 12.5%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

0.1% Foreign born

Population change in the 1990s: -87 (-5.5%).


Hospitals/medical centers near Livermore:

  • OHIO CO HOSP (about 16 miles; HARTFORD, KY)


Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Livermore:

  • OWENSBORO-DAVIESS COUNTY (about 17 miles; OWENSBORO, KY; Abbreviation: OWB)
  • EVANSVILLE REGIONAL (about 46 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; Abbreviation: EVV)
  • CAMPBELL AAF (about 62 miles; FORT CAMPBELL/HOPKINSVILLE, KY; Abbreviation: HOP)

Other public-use airports nearest to Livermore:

  • MUHLENBERG COUNTY (about 19 miles; GREENVILLE, KY; Abbreviation: M21)
  • MADISONVILLE MUNI (about 20 miles; MADISONVILLE, KY; Abbreviation: 2I0)
  • OHIO COUNTY (about 22 miles; HARTFORD, KY; Abbreviation: 7K4)

Colleges and Universities

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Livermore:

  • TRINITY THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY-TRINITY COLLEGE (about 37 miles; NEWBURGH, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,986)
  • UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE (about 44 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 2,440)
  • UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHERN INDIANA (about 48 miles; EVANSVILLE, IN; Full-time enrollment: 7,510)
  • WESTERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY (about 58 miles; BOWLING GREEN, KY; Full-time enrollment: 12,806)
  • AUSTIN PEAY STATE UNIVERSITY (about 68 miles; CLARKSVILLE, TN; Full-time enrollment: 5,744)
  • VINCENNES UNIVERSITY (about 85 miles; VINCENNES, IN; Full-time enrollment: 6,201)
  • ELIZABETHTOWN COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 90 miles; ELIZABETHTOWN, KY; Full-time enrollment: 2,217)

Public primary/middle school in Livermore:

  • LIVERMORE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 296; Location: 110 EIGHTH ST; Grades: KG – 05)

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