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Horse Cave, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Horse Cave had a population of 2,319 as of July 1, 2016. Horse Cave ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Horse Cave is located at latitude 37.1719 and longitude -85.9126 in Hart County. The formal boundaries for the City of Horse Cave (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Hart County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 633 feet.

The City of Horse Cave (GNIS ID: 2404730) 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 Horse Cave is located within Horse Cave Division of Hart County.

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


Total Population 2,319
Population in Households 2,242
Population in Familes 1,786
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density1 874
Diversity Index2 27


Total Households 982
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 622
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,101 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 589 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 393 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 119 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $86,447
Average Home Value $104,075


Median Household Income $32,633
Average Household Income $42,487
Per Capita Income $17,955
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% 0.26%
Households -0.03% 0.2%
Families 1.04% 0.03%
Median Household Income   2.05%
Per Capita Income   1.26%
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.

Horse Cave, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Horse Cave 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 # 149 73rd
Population Density1 # 278 49th
Diversity Index2 # 119 78th
Median Household Income # 403 26th
Per Capita Income # 424 22nd

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