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Hanson, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Hanson is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Hopkins County at latitude 37.4168 and longitude -87.4786. Hopkins County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 436 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Hanson 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 Hanson (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hanson: Jones Stand, The Villiage.

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


Total Population 749
Population in Households 735
Population in Familes 648
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 285
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 259
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 197
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 289 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 224 (77.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 35 (12.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 30 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $127,222
Average Home Value $138,229


Median Household Income $54,317
Average Household Income $66,762
Per Capita Income $26,070
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.22% 0.08%
Households 0.46% 0.15%
Families 1.49% 0.1%
Median Household Income   2.41%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.


Hanson, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hanson 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 # 284 46th
Population Density1 # 456 13th
Diversity Index2 # 391 26th
Median Household Income # 118 78th
Per Capita Income # 138 74th

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