Wheelwright, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Wheelwright, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Wheelwright had a population of 883 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Wheelwright is located at latitude 37.3392 and longitude -82.7186 in Floyd County. The formal boundaries for the City of Wheelwright (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Floyd County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,138 feet.

The City of Wheelwright 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Wheelwright population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Wheelwright, KY Boundary Map

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Wheelwright, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 883
Population in Households 754
Population in Familes 621
Population in Group Qrtrs 129
Population Density1 501
Diversity Index2 16
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 270
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 181
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 336 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 213 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $35,738
Average Home Value $40,023
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $18,561
Average Household Income $29,658
Per Capita Income $11,811
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.39% 1.49%
Households 2.27% 1.79%
Families 2.38% 1.61%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   2.04%
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.

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Wheelwright, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wheelwright to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 253 52nd
Population Density1 # 383 27th
Diversity Index2 # 241 54th
Median Household Income # 520 1st
Per Capita Income # 517 2nd

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