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Mayfield, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Mayfield is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Graves County at latitude 36.7359 and longitude -88.6446. Graves County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 476 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Mayfield 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 Mayfield (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 10,164
Population in Households 9,856
Population in Familes 7,541
Population in Group Qrtrs 308
Population Density1 1,475
Diversity Index2 60


Total Households 4,226
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,525
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 4,782 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,212 (46.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,013 (42.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 556 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $69,027
Average Home Value $85,317


Median Household Income $26,220
Average Household Income $40,113
Per Capita Income $16,497
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.33% 0.27%
Households 0.3% 0.25%
Families 0.7% 0.09%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   2.45%
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.


Mayfield, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mayfield 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 # 40 93rd
Population Density1 # 160 70th
Diversity Index2 # 12 98th
Median Household Income # 474 10th
Per Capita Income # 425 19th

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