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Cawood, Kentucky - Basic Facts

Cawood is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Cawood Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Harlan County at latitude 36.784 and longitude -83.2282. Harlan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,322 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Cawood Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 1.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 775
Population in Households 775
Population in Familes 664
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 531
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 313
Average Household Size 2.48
Family Households 225
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 354 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 222 (62.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (25.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 41 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $74,734
Average Home Value $88,565


Median Household Income $25,180
Average Household Income $31,650
Per Capita Income $12,599
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 1.38% 0.31%
Households 1.65% 0.38%
Families 1.64% 0.27%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   0.97%
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, 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 # 278 47th
Population Density1 # 370 30th
Diversity Index2 # 510 3rd
Median Household Income # 495 6th
Per Capita Income # 513 2nd

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