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Cumberland, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Cumberland had a population of 2,113 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Cumberland, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,113
Daytime Population: Workers 806
Daytime Population: Residents 1,646
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,452
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 2,101
Population in Familes 1,720
Population in Group Qrtrs 12
Population Density2 679
Diversity Index3 14


Median Household Income $22,383
Average Household Income $35,088
Per Capita Income $15,070


Total Housing Units 1,071 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 476 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 378 (35.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 217 (20.3%)
Median Home Value $43,522
Average Home Value $53,826


Total Households 854
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 560
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.78% -0.7%
Households -0.81% -0.71%
Families -1.2% -0.87%
Median Household Income   2.14%
Per Capita Income   2.41%

Cumberland, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cumberland to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 162 70th
Population Density # 330 39th
Diversity Index # 303 44th
Median Household Income # 525 3rd
Per Capita Income # 520 4th

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