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Harlan, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Harlan had a population of 1,689 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Harlan is located at latitude 36.8435 and longitude -83.316 in Harlan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harlan (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Harlan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,191 feet.

The City of Harlan (GNIS ID: 2403801) 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 Harlan is located within Harlan Division of Harlan County.

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

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


Total Population 1,689
Population in Households 1,618
Population in Familes 1,263
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density1 1,299
Diversity Index2 18


Total Households 718
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 418
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 851 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 379 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 339 (39.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 133 (15.6%)
Median Home Value $85,569
Average Home Value $109,565


Median Household Income $32,103
Average Household Income $51,363
Per Capita Income $22,058
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.52% -0.26%
Households -0.46% -0.22%
Families -0.53% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Harlan, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harlan 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 # 183 66th
Population Density1 # 181 67th
Diversity Index2 # 219 60th
Median Household Income # 412 24th
Per Capita Income # 236 56th

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