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Princeton, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Princeton had a population of 6,515 as of July 1, 2015. Princeton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Princeton is located at latitude 37.1065 and longitude -87.8849 in Caldwell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Princeton (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Caldwell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 482 feet.

The City of Princeton (GNIS ID: 2404574) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Princeton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Princeton: Prince Place, Princetown.

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Princeton, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 6,515
Population in Households 6,402
Population in Familes 5,024
Population in Group Qrtrs 113
Population Density1 725
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 2,812
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,757
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,726 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,086 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 348 (11.0%)
Median Home Value $74,348
Average Home Value $85,096


Median Household Income $32,312
Average Household Income $45,948
Per Capita Income $19,806
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.55% 0.32%
Households 0.52% 0.3%
Families 0.68% 0.23%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
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.

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Princeton, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Princeton to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 69 87th
Population Density1 # 319 39th
Diversity Index2 # 119 77th
Median Household Income # 387 26th
Per Capita Income # 281 46th

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