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The City of West Point had a population of 836 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for West Point is located at latitude 37.9979 and longitude -85.9531 in Hardin County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Point (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hardin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 433 feet.

The City of West Point (GNIS ID: 2405715) 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 West Point is located within West Point Division of Hardin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with West Point 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 West Point: The Mouth of Salt River.

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


Total Population 836
Population in Households 836
Population in Familes 635
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,477
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 355
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 218
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 454 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 200 (44.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 155 (34.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 99 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $66,810
Average Home Value $90,423


Median Household Income $28,667
Average Household Income $39,188
Per Capita Income $16,769
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.77% 0.64%
Households 0.79% 0.67%
Families 0.3% 0.45%
Median Household Income   -0.73%
Per Capita Income   -0.02%
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.

West Point, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Point 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 # 267 51st
Population Density1 # 165 70th
Diversity Index2 # 367 32nd
Median Household Income # 457 16th
Per Capita Income # 471 13th

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