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McRoberts, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The McRoberts Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Letcher County at latitude 37.2211 and longitude -82.668. Letcher County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,434 feet.

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

The U5 Census Class Code for McRoberts 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 McRoberts Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 886
Population in Households 886
Population in Familes 761
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 158
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 364
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 265
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 443 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 314 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 49 (11.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (17.8%)
Median Home Value $73,571
Average Home Value $89,286


Median Household Income $29,422
Average Household Income $41,324
Per Capita Income $16,965
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 2.92% 1.32%
Households 3.23% 1.44%
Families 3.07% 1.32%
Median Household Income   1.47%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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.


McRoberts, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McRoberts 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 # 253 52nd
Population Density1 # 500 5th
Diversity Index2 # 346 34th
Median Household Income # 413 21st
Per Capita Income # 401 24th

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