SOUTH SHORE is a home rule-class city in Greenup County ,
South Portsmouth–South Shore station serves
According to the
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As of the census of 2000, there were 1,226 people, 539 households, and 335 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,916.9 people per square mile (739.6/km²). There were 605 housing units at an average density of 945.9 per square mile (365.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.55% White , 0.16% African American , 0.57% Native American , 0.08% Asian , 0.24% from other races , and 1.39% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.24% of the population.
There were 539 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.0% were married couples living together, 15.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families. 34.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.17 and the average family size was 2.80.
In the city, the population was spread out with 23.2% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 24.9% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 21.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 74.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 70.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $18,214, and the median income for a family was $25,197. Males had a median income of $23,036 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,161. About 22.4% of families and 25.7% of the population were below the poverty line , including 35.3% of those under age 18 and 16.3% of those age 65 or over.
South Shore is the home of Graf Brothers Flooring and Lumber , the largest manufacturer of rift and quartered oak products in the world. Graf Bros employs approximately 275 people, mainly an immigrant workforce.
In South Shore, federal officials are generally voted Republican ,
while local and state are generally voted Democrat . Local
representation includes Republican Danny Bentley in the