Benham, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data

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Benham, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Benham had a population of 478 as of July 1, 2015. Benham ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Benham is located at latitude 36.9642 and longitude -82.9518 in Harlan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benham (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harlan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,591 feet.

The City of Benham (GNIS ID: 2403853) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Benham population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

City of Benham, KY Boundary Map

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Benham, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)

POPULATION

Total Population 478
Population in Households 478
Population in Familes 400
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,017
Diversity Index2 17
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 215
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 144
Average Family Size 3

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 275 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 159 (57.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 56 (20.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 60 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $69,000
Average Home Value $94,937
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $31,028
Average Household Income $44,992
Per Capita Income $20,208
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)

GROWTH RATES

2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.85% -0.89%
Households -0.52% -0.85%
Families -2.33% -0.99%
Median Household Income   1.23%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
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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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, 2015 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 # 349 34th
Population Density1 # 112 79th
Diversity Index2 # 228 57th
Median Household Income # 406 23rd
Per Capita Income # 266 49th

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