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Hanson, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Hanson had a population of 770 as of July 1, 2016. Hanson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hanson is located at latitude 37.4168 and longitude -87.4786 in Hopkins County. 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. Hopkins County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 436 feet.

The City of Hanson (GNIS ID: 2403794) 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 Hanson is located within Hanson Division of Hopkins County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hanson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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

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Hanson, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 770
Population in Households 757
Population in Familes 666
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 293
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 267
Average Household Size 2.84
Family Households 202
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 285 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 231 (81.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (12.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $117,089
Average Home Value $125,543


Median Household Income $54,596
Average Household Income $61,644
Per Capita Income $25,177
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.59% 0.28%
Households 0.8% 0.45%
Families 1.42% 0.3%
Median Household Income   2.5%
Per Capita Income   2.26%
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.

Hanson, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hanson 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 # 281 48th
Population Density1 # 456 16th
Diversity Index2 # 397 27th
Median Household Income # 123 77th
Per Capita Income # 160 71st

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