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The Coldiron Census Designated Place had a population of 244 as of July 1, 2016. Coldiron 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 Coldiron is located at latitude 36.8283 and longitude -83.4529 in Harlan County. The formal boundaries for the Coldiron Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.19 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Harlan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,132 feet.

The Coldiron Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629594) 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 Coldiron Census Designated Place is located within Wallins Creek Division of Harlan County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Coldiron population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Coldiron: Coldron, Dixietown.

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


Total Population 244
Population in Households 244
Population in Familes 208
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,270
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 99
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 71
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 109 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 72 (66.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 27 (24.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 ( 9.2%)
Median Home Value $75,806
Average Home Value $101,351


Median Household Income $28,815
Average Household Income $41,211
Per Capita Income $16,978
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.45% 1.04%
Households 1.54% 1.18%
Families 2.19% 1.1%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.02%
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.

Coldiron, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Coldiron to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 458 15th
Population Density1 # 187 66th
Diversity Index2 # 494 9th
Median Household Income # 455 16th
Per Capita Income # 458 15th

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