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Oak Grove, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Oak Grove had a population of 7,713 as of July 1, 2016. Oak Grove 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 Oak Grove is located at latitude 36.6738 and longitude -87.4224 in Christian County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oak Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Christian County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 541 feet.

The City of Oak Grove (GNIS ID: 2404406) 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 Oak Grove is located within Oak Grove-Pembroke Division of Christian County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oak Grove population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oak Grove: Thompkinsville.

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


Total Population 7,713
Population in Households 7,713
Population in Familes 6,195
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 721
Diversity Index2 70


Total Households 2,836
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 1,919
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,461 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 970 (28.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,866 (53.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 625 (18.1%)
Median Home Value $84,841
Average Home Value $100,878


Median Household Income $33,614
Average Household Income $43,433
Per Capita Income $16,023
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.47% 0.3%
Households 0.33% 0.21%
Families -0.03% 0.09%
Median Household Income   -0.36%
Per Capita Income   1.22%
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.

Oak Grove, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oak Grove 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 # 59 89th
Population Density1 # 324 40th
Diversity Index2 # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 380 30th
Per Capita Income # 493 9th

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