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Frankfort, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Frankfort had a population of 28,280 as of July 1, 2016. Frankfort ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Frankfort is located at latitude 38.195 and longitude -84.8659 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Frankfort (see map below) encompass a land area of 14.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 505 feet.

The City of Frankfort (GNIS ID: 2403656) 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 Frankfort is located within Frankfort Division of Franklin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Frankfort 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 Frankfort: The Big Bend.

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


Total Population 28,280
Population in Households 26,794
Population in Familes 19,341
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,486
Population Density1 1,915
Diversity Index2 45


Total Households 12,397
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 6,783
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,305 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,175 (43.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,222 (43.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,908 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $135,298
Average Home Value $155,040


Median Household Income $40,579
Average Household Income $54,400
Per Capita Income $24,523
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.37% 0.42%
Households 0.43% 0.43%
Families 0.38% 0.25%
Median Household Income   2.42%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

Frankfort, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Frankfort 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 # 14 98th
Population Density1 # 119 78th
Diversity Index2 # 34 94th
Median Household Income # 261 52nd
Per Capita Income # 172 68th

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