Dexter, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Dexter, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Dexter Census Designated Place had a population of 277 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Dexter is located at latitude 36.7394 and longitude -88.296 in Calloway County. The formal boundaries for the Dexter Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calloway County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 443 feet.

The Dexter Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629603) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Dexter Census Designated Place is located within Kirksey Division of Calloway County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Dexter 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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Dexter Census Designated Place, KY Boundary Map

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


Total Population 277
Population in Households 277
Population in Familes 241
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 504
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 107
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 88 (69.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $88,710
Average Home Value $122,727


Median Household Income $36,331
Average Household Income $45,623
Per Capita Income $18,239
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.07%
Households 0.0% -0.19%
Families 0.61% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.25%
Per Capita Income   1.44%
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.

Dexter, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dexter 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 # 441 19th
Population Density1 # 383 29th
Diversity Index2 # 331 39th
Median Household Income # 334 38th
Per Capita Income # 408 25th

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