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Hyden, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Hyden had a population of 367 as of July 1, 2016. Hyden ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and 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 Hyden is located at latitude 37.1568 and longitude -83.3758 in Leslie County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hyden (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Leslie County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 922 feet.

The City of Hyden (GNIS ID: 2404752) 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 Hyden is located within Hyden Division of Leslie County.

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


Total Population 367
Population in Households 334
Population in Familes 271
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 287
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 140
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 92
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 179 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 104 (58.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 36 (20.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 (21.8%)
Median Home Value $59,028
Average Home Value $71,359


Median Household Income $37,190
Average Household Income $48,331
Per Capita Income $18,942
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.09% -0.16%
Households 0.0% -0.29%
Families 5.2% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.19%
Per Capita Income   1.79%
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.

Hyden, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hyden 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 # 396 27th
Population Density1 # 458 15th
Diversity Index2 # 491 9th
Median Household Income # 315 42nd
Per Capita Income # 370 32nd

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