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The City of Water Valley had a population of 280 as of July 1, 2016. Water Valley ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Water Valley is located at latitude 36.5683 and longitude -88.8107 in Graves County. The formal boundaries for the City of Water Valley (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Graves County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 390 feet.

The City of Water Valley (GNIS ID: 2405684) 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 Water Valley is located within Wingo-Water Valley Division of Graves County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Water Valley 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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Water Valley, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 280
Population in Households 280
Population in Familes 230
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 449
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 116
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 80
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 89 (61.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (20.0%)
Median Home Value $47,340
Average Home Value $60,955


Median Household Income $28,912
Average Household Income $38,840
Per Capita Income $15,287
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.21%
Households -0.14% 0.0%
Families 1.26% 0.0%
Median Household Income   -0.18%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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.

Water Valley, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Water Valley 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 # 439 19th
Population Density1 # 405 25th
Diversity Index2 # 233 57th
Median Household Income # 454 16th
Per Capita Income # 508 6th

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