As of the census of 2000, there were 2,874 people, 1,235 households, and 781 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,667.7 people per square mile (645.1/km²). There were 1,349 housing units at an average density of 782.8 per square mile (302.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 86.64% White, 11.27% African American, 0.24% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.35% from other races, and 1.43% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.18% of the population. Hodgenville is a city in and the county seat of Larue County, Kentucky, United States. It sits along the North Fork of the Nolin River. The population was 2,874 at the 2000 census. It is included in the Elizabethtown, Kentucky Metropolitan Statistical Area.