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Lynch, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Lynch is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Harlan County at latitude 36.9642 and longitude -82.9143. Harlan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,716 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Lynch, but most people and references simply refer to it as Lynch, Kentucky.

The P1 Census Class Code for Lynch indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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.

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


Total Population 726
Population in Households 726
Population in Familes 574
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,391
Diversity Index2 37


Total Households 323
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 203
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 460 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 240 (52.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 (29.8%)
Median Home Value $73,438
Average Home Value $89,108


Median Household Income $30,565
Average Household Income $39,238
Per Capita Income $17,273
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.67% -0.7%
Households -0.5% -0.69%
Families -1.02% -0.8%
Median Household Income   1.04%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
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, 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 # 288 45th
Population Density1 # 95 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 56 90th
Median Household Income # 395 25th
Per Capita Income # 387 26th

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