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Erlanger, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Erlanger is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Kenton County at latitude 39.0394 and longitude -84.6001. Kenton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 912 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Erlanger 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 Erlanger (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Erlanger: Greenwood Lake, Timberlake.

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


Total Population 18,630
Population in Households 18,408
Population in Familes 14,800
Population in Group Qrtrs 222
Population Density1 2,236
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 7,333
Average Household Size 2.51
Family Households 4,851
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,737 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,947 (63.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,386 (30.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 404 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $133,257
Average Home Value $163,970


Median Household Income $54,666
Average Household Income $70,218
Per Capita Income $27,756
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.7% 0.78%
Households 0.79% 0.8%
Families 0.67% 0.67%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   2.16%
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.


Erlanger, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Erlanger 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 # 20 96th
Population Density1 # 102 81st
Diversity Index2 # 133 75th
Median Household Income # 116 78th
Per Capita Income # 120 77th

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