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Berea, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Berea had a population of 14,212 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Berea is located at latitude 37.5893 and longitude -84.2945 in Madison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Berea (see map below) encompass a land area of 16.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0.07 sq. miles. Madison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,024 feet.

The City of Berea (GNIS ID: 2403858) 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 Berea is located within Berea Division of Madison County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Berea population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Berea: Barea, The Bresh, The Glades.

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Berea, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,212
Population in Households 12,895
Population in Familes 10,418
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,317
Population Density1 866
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 5,282
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 3,510
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,792 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,869 (49.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,414 (41.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 510 ( 8.8%)
Median Home Value $138,311
Average Home Value $154,916


Median Household Income $40,124
Average Household Income $49,616
Per Capita Income $19,779
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.76% 0.96%
Households 0.51% 0.93%
Families 0.61% 0.86%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   1.9%
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.

Berea, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Berea 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 # 32 94th
Population Density1 # 281 48th
Diversity Index2 # 172 68th
Median Household Income # 271 50th
Per Capita Income # 325 40th

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