Paintsville, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Paintsville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Paintsville had a population of 4,290 as of July 1, 2016. Paintsville ranks in the lower 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 Paintsville is located at latitude 37.817 and longitude -82.8069 in Johnson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Paintsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.06 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Johnson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 614 feet.

The City of Paintsville (GNIS ID: 2404460) 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 Paintsville is located within Paintsville Division of Johnson County.

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


Total Population 4,290
Population in Households 4,022
Population in Familes 3,063
Population in Group Qrtrs 268
Population Density1 708
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 1,865
Average Household Size 2.16
Family Households 1,066
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,205 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 952 (43.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 913 (41.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 340 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $100,273
Average Home Value $133,613


Median Household Income $34,384
Average Household Income $51,142
Per Capita Income $23,306
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.55% -0.33%
Households -0.5% -0.32%
Families -0.02% -0.53%
Median Household Income   1.99%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
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.

Paintsville, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Paintsville 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 # 101 81st
Population Density1 # 327 40th
Diversity Index2 # 453 16th
Median Household Income # 370 32nd
Per Capita Income # 195 64th

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