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Mayking, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Mayking Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Letcher County at latitude 37.1352 and longitude -82.7758. Letcher County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,204 feet.

The formal official name is the Mayking Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Mayking, Kentucky.

The U5 Census Class Code for Mayking indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

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.

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


Total Population 502
Population in Households 485
Population in Familes 394
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 326
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 208
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 137
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 242 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 146 (60.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 61 (25.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 34 (14.0%)
Median Home Value $76,961
Average Home Value $93,027


Median Household Income $33,687
Average Household Income $48,071
Per Capita Income $19,832
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.72% 0.12%
Households 0.93% 0.19%
Families -0.67% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.94%
Per Capita Income   1.94%
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 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 # 343 35th
Population Density1 # 442 16th
Diversity Index2 # 465 12th
Median Household Income # 351 33rd
Per Capita Income # 278 47th

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