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Elizabethtown, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Elizabethtown is the 10th largest city in Kentucky with a population of 30,686 as of July 1, 2016. Elizabethtown ranks in the upper 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 Elizabethtown is located at latitude 37.7043 and longitude -85.877 in Hardin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elizabethtown (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.46 sq. miles. Hardin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 725 feet.

The City of Elizabethtown (GNIS ID: 2403553) 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 Elizabethtown is located within Elizabethtown Division of Hardin County.

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


Total Population 30,686
Population in Households 30,182
Population in Familes 23,696
Population in Group Qrtrs 504
Population Density1 1,180
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 12,702
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 7,948
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,921 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,299 (45.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,403 (46.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,219 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $177,394
Average Home Value $216,470


Median Household Income $43,078
Average Household Income $64,395
Per Capita Income $27,190
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.07% 0.87%
Households 1.2% 0.85%
Families 1.13% 0.72%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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.

Elizabethtown, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elizabethtown 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 # 10 98th
Population Density1 # 206 62nd
Diversity Index2 # 44 92nd
Median Household Income # 221 59th
Per Capita Income # 132 76th

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