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Lynch, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Lynch had a population of 719 as of July 1, 2015. Lynch ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Lynch is located at latitude 36.9642 and longitude -82.9143 in Harlan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lynch (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harlan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,716 feet.

The City of Lynch (GNIS ID: 2404979) 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 Lynch is located within Cumberland Division of Harlan County.

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


Total Population 719
Population in Households 719
Population in Familes 569
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,368
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 321
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 202
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 235 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 85 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 128 (28.5%)
Median Home Value $28,277
Average Home Value $38,090


Median Household Income $27,895
Average Household Income $36,092
Per Capita Income $15,764
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.73% -0.82%
Households -0.53% -0.89%
Families -0.92% -1.01%
Median Household Income   0.5%
Per Capita Income   1.49%
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.


Lynch, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lynch 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 # 293 44th
Population Density1 # 96 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 59 89th
Median Household Income # 453 14th
Per Capita Income # 452 14th

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