Erlanger, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Erlanger, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Erlanger had a population of 18,662 as of July 1, 2015. Erlanger ranks in the upper 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 Erlanger is located at latitude 39.0394 and longitude -84.6001 in Kenton County. 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. Kenton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 912 feet.

The City of Erlanger (GNIS ID: 2403570) 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 Erlanger is located within Covington Division of Kenton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Erlanger population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Erlanger: Greenwood Lake, Timberlake.

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Erlanger, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 18,662
Population in Households 18,441
Population in Familes 14,816
Population in Group Qrtrs 221
Population Density1 2,239
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 7,332
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 4,861
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,743 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,880 (63.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,451 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 411 ( 5.3%)
Median Home Value $138,177
Average Home Value $173,494


Median Household Income $56,169
Average Household Income $71,690
Per Capita Income $28,273
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.7%
Households 0.64% 0.69%
Families 0.58% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.35%
Per Capita Income   2.27%
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, 2015 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 # 101 81st
Diversity Index2 # 136 74th
Median Household Income # 121 77th
Per Capita Income # 119 77th

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