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Olive Hill, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Olive Hill had a population of 1,719 as of July 1, 2016. Olive Hill ranks in the lower 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 Olive Hill is located at latitude 38.3058 and longitude -83.1682 in Carter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Olive Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Carter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 748 feet.

The City of Olive Hill (GNIS ID: 2404430) 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.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Olive Hill is located within Olive Hill Division of Carter County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Olive Hill 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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Olive Hill, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,719
Population in Households 1,719
Population in Familes 1,412
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 903
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 730
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 489
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 846 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 516 (61.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 214 (25.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 116 (13.7%)
Median Home Value $90,625
Average Home Value $111,893


Median Household Income $33,425
Average Household Income $49,609
Per Capita Income $19,687
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.83% 0.6%
Households 0.67% 0.46%
Families 1.97% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.04%
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.

Olive Hill, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olive Hill 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 # 178 67th
Population Density1 # 271 50th
Diversity Index2 # 511 6th
Median Household Income # 381 30th
Per Capita Income # 333 39th

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