Cawood, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cawood, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Cawood Census Designated Place had a population of 783 as of July 1, 2015. Cawood ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cawood is located at latitude 36.7916 and longitude -83.2325 in Harlan County. The formal boundaries for the Cawood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harlan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,322 feet.

The Cawood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629585) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Cawood Census Designated Place is located within Cawood Division of Harlan County.

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

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


Total Population 783
Population in Households 783
Population in Familes 669
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 537
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 317
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 228
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 350 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 222 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 94 (26.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $62,500
Average Home Value $94,420


Median Household Income $25,141
Average Household Income $33,034
Per Capita Income $13,171
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.32% 0.41%
Households 1.58% 0.44%
Families 1.58% 0.35%
Median Household Income   1.0%
Per Capita Income   1.78%
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.


Cawood, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cawood 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 # 276 48th
Population Density1 # 368 30th
Diversity Index2 # 506 3rd
Median Household Income # 494 6th
Per Capita Income # 505 4th

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