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Raceland, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Raceland had a population of 2,416 as of July 1, 2017. Raceland ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Raceland is located at latitude 38.5374 and longitude -82.7387 in Greenup County. The formal boundaries for the City of Raceland (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.48 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Greenup County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 545 feet.

The City of Raceland (GNIS ID: 2404585) 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 Raceland is located within Flatwoods-Russell Division of Greenup County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Raceland population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Raceland, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,416
Daytime Population: Workers 230
Daytime Population: Residents 1,522
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,752
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 2,406
Population in Familes 2,062
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density2 975
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $49,309
Average Household Income $64,467
Per Capita Income $25,875


Total Housing Units 1,116 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 778 (69.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 232 (20.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 106 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $98,279
Average Home Value $128,378


Total Households 1,010
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 728
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.13% -0.15%
Households 0.14% -0.14%
Families 0.52% -0.25%
Median Household Income   2.85%
Per Capita Income   3.4%

Raceland, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Raceland to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 144 74th
Population Density # 248 54th
Diversity Index # 466 14th
Median Household Income # 184 66th
Per Capita Income # 170 69th

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