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Hardinsburg, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Hardinsburg is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Breckinridge County at latitude 37.7714 and longitude -86.4508. Breckinridge County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 709 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Hardinsburg, but most people and references simply refer to it as Hardinsburg, Kentucky.

The P1 Census Class Code for Hardinsburg indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Hardinsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hardinsburg: Smoketown.

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Hardinsburg, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 2,346
Population in Households 2,240
Population in Familes 1,805
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density1 679
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 996
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 646
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 640 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 356 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 139 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $100,767
Average Home Value $125,000


Median Household Income $30,408
Average Household Income $44,147
Per Capita Income $17,948
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.03% -0.09%
Households 0.09% -0.1%
Families 1.36% -0.25%
Median Household Income   3.19%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
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.


Hardinsburg, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hardinsburg to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 148 72nd
Population Density1 # 335 36th
Diversity Index2 # 212 60th
Median Household Income # 398 24th
Per Capita Income # 359 32nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.