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Bancroft, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Bancroft is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Jefferson County at latitude 38.2864 and longitude -85.6104. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 600 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Bancroft 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 Bancroft (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.15 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 498
Population in Households 488
Population in Familes 431
Population in Group Qrtrs 10
Population Density1 3,281
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 198
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 151
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 203 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 186 (91.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 ( 5.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 2.5%)
Median Home Value $289,796
Average Home Value $306,915


Median Household Income $101,337
Average Household Income $127,154
Per Capita Income $51,249
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.19% 0.52%
Households 0.36% 0.6%
Families -0.91% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.24%
Per Capita Income   2.72%
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.

Bancroft, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Bancroft 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 # 345 34th
Population Density1 # 64 88th
Diversity Index2 # 153 71st
Median Household Income # 22 96th
Per Capita Income # 21 96th

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