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Dexter, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Dexter Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Calloway County at latitude 36.7394 and longitude -88.296. Calloway County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 443 feet.

The formal official name is the Dexter Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Dexter, Kentucky.

The U5 Census Class Code for Dexter indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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


Total Population 275
Population in Households 275
Population in Familes 239
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 500
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 107
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 81
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 18 (14.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 20 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $93,182
Average Home Value $103,977


Median Household Income $36,818
Average Household Income $50,231
Per Capita Income $19,852
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.17% -0.22%
Households 0.0% -0.19%
Families 1.2% -0.5%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   2.29%
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 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 # 432 18th
Population Density1 # 382 27th
Diversity Index2 # 328 37th
Median Household Income # 295 44th
Per Capita Income # 277 47th

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