Harlan County KY Information


Harlan County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 30,358
Population in Households 29,731
Population in Familes 24,858
Population in Group Qrtrs 627
Population Density1 65
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 12,286
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 8,402
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,221 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 8,428 (59.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,858 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,935 (13.6%)
Median Home Value $54,697
Average Home Value $81,704


Median Household Income $29,564
Average Household Income $43,401
Per Capita Income $17,908
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 0.55%
Households 0.66% 0.6%
Families 0.46% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.


Harlan County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harlan County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents 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 # 35 72nd
Population Density1 # 59 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 85 29th
Median Household Income # 104 14th
Per Capita Income # 92 24th

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