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Cumberland, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Cumberland had a population of 2,137 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Cumberland is located at latitude 36.9857 and longitude -83.0014 in Harlan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cumberland (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.11 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Harlan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,444 feet.

The City of Cumberland (GNIS ID: 2404168) 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.

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

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cumberland 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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Cumberland, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,137
Population in Households 2,125
Population in Familes 1,742
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density1 686
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 872
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 576
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 476 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 396 (36.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 211 (19.5%)
Median Home Value $68,571
Average Home Value $90,021


Median Household Income $23,422
Average Household Income $33,101
Per Capita Income $14,239
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.87% -0.91%
Households -0.73% -0.93%
Families -1.12% -1.03%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
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, 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 # 160 70th
Population Density1 # 331 37th
Diversity Index2 # 296 44th
Median Household Income # 509 3rd
Per Capita Income # 492 6th

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