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Wheelwright, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Wheelwright is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Floyd County at latitude 37.3392 and longitude -82.7186. Floyd County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,138 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Wheelwright, but most people and references simply refer to it as Wheelwright, Kentucky.

The P1 Census Class Code for Wheelwright indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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


Total Population 834
Population in Households 730
Population in Familes 602
Population in Group Qrtrs 104
Population Density1 473
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 262
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 175
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 325 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 207 (63.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 54 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 63 (19.4%)
Median Home Value $40,430
Average Home Value $51,329


Median Household Income $18,246
Average Household Income $29,731
Per Capita Income $12,064
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.59% 0.48%
Households 2.09% 0.6%
Families 2.13% 0.45%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
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.


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, 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 # 264 50th
Population Density1 # 390 26th
Diversity Index2 # 221 58th
Median Household Income # 520 1st
Per Capita Income # 516 2nd

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