Blackey, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Blackey, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Blackey had a population of 121 as of July 1, 2015. Blackey 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 Blackey is located at latitude 37.1364 and longitude -82.98 in Letcher County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blackey (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Letcher County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,007 feet.

The City of Blackey (GNIS ID: 2403871) 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 Blackey is located within Blackey Division of Letcher County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blackey 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 Blackey: Indian Bottom.

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


Total Population 121
Population in Households 121
Population in Familes 101
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 277
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 55
Average Household Size 2.2
Family Households 38
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 64 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 44 (68.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 11 (17.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 9 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $69,643
Average Home Value $86,047


Median Household Income $29,445
Average Household Income $45,200
Per Capita Income $19,232
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% 0.0%
Households 0.35% 0.0%
Families 1.04% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.04%
Per Capita Income   1.15%
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.


Blackey, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blackey 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 # 504 4th
Population Density1 # 459 13th
Diversity Index2 # 518 1st
Median Household Income # 429 18th
Per Capita Income # 307 42nd

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