Irvington is a city in Breckinridge County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 1,257 at the 2000 census. Founded in 1888, railroad engineer Eugene Cornwall named the city for his hometown of Irvington, New York. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,257 people, 512 households, and 345 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,166.0 people per square mile (449.4 square/km). There were 545 housing units at an average density of 505.5 per square mile (194.8square/km). The racial makeup of the city was 83.93% White, 14.40% African American, 0.40% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 0.08% Pacific Islander, 0.08% from other races, and 0.80% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.03% of the population.