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The City of Upton had a population of 688 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Upton is located at latitude 37.4587 and longitude -85.9 in Hardin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Upton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hardin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 748 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Upton are located in Hardin County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Larue County.

The City of Upton (GNIS ID: 2405631) 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 Upton is located within Sonora Division of Hardin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Upton 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 Upton: Uptonville.

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


Total Population 688
Population in Households 681
Population in Familes 580
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 507
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 285
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 207
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 331 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 213 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 72 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $89,352
Average Home Value $150,581


Median Household Income $42,367
Average Household Income $55,546
Per Capita Income $21,486
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.12% 0.06%
Households 0.23% 0.21%
Families 1.81% 0.1%
Median Household Income   0.46%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.

Upton, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Upton 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 # 306 44th
Population Density1 # 381 30th
Diversity Index2 # 345 36th
Median Household Income # 235 57th
Per Capita Income # 260 52nd

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