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South Shore, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of South Shore had a population of 1,183 as of July 1, 2016. South Shore ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 South Shore is located at latitude 38.7219 and longitude -82.9642 in Greenup County. The formal boundaries for the City of South Shore (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Greenup County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 545 feet.

The City of South Shore (GNIS ID: 2405495) 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 South Shore is located within South Shore Division of Greenup County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Shore 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 South Shore: McCall, Taylor.

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


Total Population 1,183
Population in Households 1,176
Population in Familes 943
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,789
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 524
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 333
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 619 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 340 (54.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 184 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $65,489
Average Home Value $78,982


Median Household Income $27,750
Average Household Income $41,887
Per Capita Income $18,248
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.85% 0.22%
Households 1.01% 0.34%
Families 3.11% 0.18%
Median Household Income   -0.23%
Per Capita Income   1.28%
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.

South Shore, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Shore 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 # 219 60th
Population Density1 # 134 75th
Diversity Index2 # 431 20th
Median Household Income # 480 11th
Per Capita Income # 406 25th

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