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Benham, Kentucky - Basic Facts

Benham is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the City of Benham.

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Harlan County at latitude 36.9648 and longitude -82.9485. Harlan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,591 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Benham (see map) encompass a land area of 0.24 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Also See: Cumberland, KY ZIP Codes and ZIP Code Maps

Benham, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benham to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 347 34th
Population Density1 # 114 78th
Diversity Index2 # 239 55th
Median Household Income # 456 13th
Per Capita Income # 346 34th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.

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Benham, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)

POPULATION

Total Population 482
Population in Households 482
Population in Familes 404
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,034
Diversity Index2 16
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 216
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 144
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 282 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 162 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 66 (23.4%)
Median Home Value $73,585
Average Home Value $90,895
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $26,927
Average Household Income $40,624
Per Capita Income $18,258
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.86% -0.84%
Households -0.54% -0.75%
Families -2.87% -0.85%
Median Household Income   1.51%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

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