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West Point, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of West Point had a population of 827 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Point: The Mouth of Salt River.

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West Point, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 827
Daytime Population: Workers 157
Daytime Population: Residents 458
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 615
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 827
Population in Familes 629
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,461
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $30,312
Average Household Income $42,323
Per Capita Income $18,102


Total Housing Units 446 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 202 (45.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 150 (33.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 (21.3%)
Median Home Value $78,093
Average Home Value $99,507


Total Households 351
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 216
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.51% 0.38%
Households 0.52% 0.45%
Families 0.13% 0.28%
Median Household Income   0.61%
Per Capita Income   2.12%

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, 2017 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 Density # 166 69th
Diversity Index # 371 32nd
Median Household Income # 450 17th
Per Capita Income # 446 18th

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