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Cynthiana, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Cynthiana had a population of 6,444 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Cynthiana is located at latitude 38.3829 and longitude -84.3018 in Harrison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cynthiana (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Harrison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 735 feet.

The City of Cynthiana (GNIS ID: 2404172) 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 Cynthiana is located within Cynthiana Division of Harrison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cynthiana 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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Cynthiana, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 6,444
Population in Households 6,230
Population in Familes 4,897
Population in Group Qrtrs 214
Population Density1 1,599
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,663
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,692
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,984 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,329 (44.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,334 (44.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 321 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $108,281
Average Home Value $137,895


Median Household Income $32,541
Average Household Income $46,432
Per Capita Income $19,192
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% 0.09%
Households -0.1% 0.02%
Families 0.5% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   1.64%
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.

Cynthiana, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cynthiana 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 # 72 87th
Population Density1 # 147 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 171 69th
Median Household Income # 404 25th
Per Capita Income # 360 34th

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