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Mount Washington, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Washington is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Bullitt County at latitude 38.0438 and longitude -85.5494. Bullitt County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 705 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Mount Washington 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 Mount Washington (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Mount Washington: Crossroads, Mount Vernon, Mountvernon, The Cross Roads.

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


Total Population 9,763
Population in Households 9,720
Population in Familes 8,398
Population in Group Qrtrs 43
Population Density1 1,606
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 3,752
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 2,814
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,984 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,937 (73.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 815 (20.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 232 ( 5.8%)
Median Home Value $173,934
Average Home Value $183,084


Median Household Income $56,565
Average Household Income $67,545
Per Capita Income $25,997
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.62% 1.36%
Households 1.83% 1.43%
Families 2.14% 1.37%
Median Household Income   1.58%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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.


Mount Washington, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Washington 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 # 41 92nd
Population Density1 # 147 72nd
Diversity Index2 # 331 36th
Median Household Income # 104 80th
Per Capita Income # 140 73rd

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