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The City of Cave City had a population of 2,617 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Cave City is located at latitude 37.1438 and longitude -85.9685 in Barren County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cave City (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Barren County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 633 feet.

The City of Cave City (GNIS ID: 2404008) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cave City is located within Cave City Division of Barren County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cave City population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Cave City, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,617
Population in Households 2,610
Population in Familes 2,087
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 597
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 1,151
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 754
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,301 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 647 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 504 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $96,154
Average Home Value $146,711


Median Household Income $32,408
Average Household Income $47,459
Per Capita Income $19,850
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.52% 1.68%
Households 2.32% 1.58%
Families 3.39% 1.44%
Median Household Income   1.93%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cave City, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cave City to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 137 75th
Population Density1 # 355 34th
Diversity Index2 # 158 71st
Median Household Income # 408 25th
Per Capita Income # 321 41st

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