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Cumberland, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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

It is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Harlan County at latitude 36.9781 and longitude -82.9885. Harlan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,444 feet.

The formal boundaries for the City of Cumberland (see map) encompass a land area of 3.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 2,159
Population in Households 2,147
Population in Familes 1,763
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 693
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 882
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 582
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,091 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 489 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 394 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 209 (19.2%)
Median Home Value $64,857
Average Home Value $80,533


Median Household Income $24,019
Average Household Income $33,315
Per Capita Income $14,293
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.83% -0.78%
Households -0.63% -0.78%
Families -1.14% -0.91%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   1.69%
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.


Cumberland, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cumberland 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 # 157 70th
Population Density1 # 330 37th
Diversity Index2 # 304 42nd
Median Household Income # 504 4th
Per Capita Income # 493 6th

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