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Sandy Hook, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Sandy Hook had a population of 692 as of July 1, 2016. Sandy Hook 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 Sandy Hook is located at latitude 38.0934 and longitude -83.1226 in Elliott County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sandy Hook (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Elliott County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 771 feet.

The City of Sandy Hook (GNIS ID: 2405416) 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 Sandy Hook is located within Sandy Hook Division of Elliott County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sandy Hook 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 Sandy Hook: Martinsburg.

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


Total Population 692
Population in Households 679
Population in Familes 507
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 705
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 316
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 178
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 357 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (40.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 170 (47.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $81,250
Average Home Value $106,507


Median Household Income $28,053
Average Household Income $40,301
Per Capita Income $18,629
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.4% -0.06%
Households 0.46% 0.0%
Families 2.78% -0.23%
Median Household Income   2.75%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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.

Sandy Hook, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sandy Hook 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 # 305 44th
Population Density1 # 328 39th
Diversity Index2 # 493 9th
Median Household Income # 471 13th
Per Capita Income # 388 28th

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