Crescent Springs is a home rule-class city in Kenton County, Kentucky, United States. The population was 3,801 at the 2010 census.
Crescent Springs is located at 39°3′10″N 84°34′37″W (39.052711, -84.577058).
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.4 square miles (3.6 km2), all land.
Originally a stop on the Cincinnati Southern Railroad, the name Crescent Springs could refer to either the shape of the tracks crossing through the community or to New Orleans's nickname "the Crescent City" after its shape beside the Mississippi River. (New Orleans was the southern terminus of the Cincinnati Southern, from which it was sometimes known as the "Queen and Crescent Railroad".)
In 1930, the International Labor Defense alleged that Crescent Springs was a sundown town where African Americans were not allowed to reside.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,931 people, 1,638 households, and 1,020 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,741.3 people per square mile (1,061.4/km2). There were 1,760 housing units at an average density of 1,227.3 per square mile (475.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.80% White, 1.37% African American, 0.05% Native American, 1.78% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.13% from other races, and 0.84% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.89% of the population.
There were 1,638 households, out of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.6% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.7% were non-families.