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Wheelwright, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Wheelwright had a population of 867 as of July 1, 2016.

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 (GNIS ID: 2405727) 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 Wheelwright is located within Wheelwright-Weeksbury Division of Floyd County.

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, 2016.

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


Total Population 867
Population in Households 781
Population in Familes 644
Population in Group Qrtrs 86
Population Density1 492
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 282
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 188
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 354 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 72 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $47,845
Average Home Value $76,014


Median Household Income $21,954
Average Household Income $33,956
Per Capita Income $13,338
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.71% 1.85%
Households 2.61% 2.04%
Families 2.61% 1.85%
Median Household Income   0.74%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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 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 # 257 53rd
Population Density1 # 387 29th
Diversity Index2 # 289 46th
Median Household Income # 522 4th
Per Capita Income # 528 2nd

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