Raceland, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Raceland, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Raceland had a population of 2,435 as of July 1, 2015. 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.

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, 2015.

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Raceland, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,435
Population in Households 2,423
Population in Familes 2,077
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 979
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 1,024
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 740
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,142 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 779 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 (21.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 118 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $130,497
Average Home Value $163,828


Median Household Income $44,604
Average Household Income $60,114
Per Capita Income $24,146
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% 0.02%
Households 0.21% 0.06%
Families 0.79% -0.03%
Median Household Income   3.46%
Per Capita Income   3.04%
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.

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Raceland, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Raceland to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 140 73rd
Population Density1 # 254 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 459 13th
Median Household Income # 210 60th
Per Capita Income # 170 68th

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