Crab Orchard, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Crab Orchard, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Crab Orchard had a population of 847 as of July 1, 2016. Crab Orchard ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Crab Orchard is located at latitude 37.4623 and longitude -84.507 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the City of Crab Orchard (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 951 feet.

The City of Crab Orchard (GNIS ID: 2404143) 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 Crab Orchard is located within Crab Orchard Division of Lincoln County.

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


Total Population 847
Population in Households 847
Population in Familes 716
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 485
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 357
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 249
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 261 (62.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 96 (22.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 64 (15.2%)
Median Home Value $68,158
Average Home Value $83,046


Median Household Income $26,770
Average Household Income $38,468
Per Capita Income $14,504
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.11% 0.21%
Households -0.04% 0.11%
Families 1.85% -0.08%
Median Household Income   -0.05%
Per Capita Income   0.8%
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.

Crab Orchard, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crab Orchard 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 # 264 51st
Population Density1 # 391 28th
Diversity Index2 # 423 22nd
Median Household Income # 491 9th
Per Capita Income # 520 4th

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