Mayking, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mayking, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Mayking Census Designated Place had a population of 475 as of July 1, 2016. Mayking 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 Mayking is located at latitude 37.1352 and longitude -82.7758 in Letcher County. The formal boundaries for the Mayking Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Letcher County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,204 feet.

The Mayking Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629648) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Mayking Census Designated Place is located within Whitesburg Division of Letcher County.

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


Total Population 475
Population in Households 459
Population in Familes 372
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density1 308
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 195
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 128
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 137 (56.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 58 (23.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 48 (19.8%)
Median Home Value $72,321
Average Home Value $91,304


Median Household Income $31,562
Average Household Income $46,570
Per Capita Income $19,341
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.4% -0.42%
Households -0.4% -0.52%
Families -1.54% -0.63%
Median Household Income   1.71%
Per Capita Income   1.96%
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.

Mayking, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mayking 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 # 353 35th
Population Density1 # 452 16th
Diversity Index2 # 479 12th
Median Household Income # 420 22nd
Per Capita Income # 352 35th

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