Sassafras, Kentucky Statistic: Population, Charts, Map, Steets and More

The population and steets of Sassafras City are listed below. You can find out the average income and cost of living in Sassafras by browsing these stats. The town of Sassafras, MD, is in the Shire of Yarra Ranges. The population of Sassafras is approximately 4,000.

The median age of the city's population is 37 years old. The crime rate for Sassafras City is less than 1 percent. In contrast, the crime rate for the city's central and southwest sections is 1 in 40. This might not be intuitive, but it does show that the crime rates are lower in the central and southwest parts of the city than in the east.

The Sixth Ward reached capacity at the turn of the century. The residential area along West 21st Street was filled with moderate homes for the working class. A new school building was built in 1910 at the northeast corner of Sassafras Street and West 21st. New buildings continued to be built on this block until 1939. Interestingly, there was a large population of African-Americans living in the neighborhood.

The sassafras tree grows from 6 to 20 inches (15 to 50 cm) in diameter. The sassafras seedling reproduces on the soil with higher frequency on specific microsites. Sassafras seedlings form dense thickets of root sprouts. Despite their large size, they are easily dispersed by small mammals and birds. The seedlings are capable of surviving in poor soils, but their reproduction is severely inhibited by a high level of toxins in the soil.