McCreary County KY Information


McCreary County Subdivisions

McCreary County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 18,274
Daytime Population: Workers 3,905
Daytime Population: Residents 12,063
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 15,968
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.87
Population in Households 16,325
Population in Familes 13,510
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,949
Population Density2 43
Diversity Index3 24


Median Household Income $26,213
Average Household Income $36,638
Per Capita Income $14,917


Total Housing Units 7,779 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,600 (59.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,956 (25.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,223 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $73,616
Average Home Value $87,413


Total Households 6,556
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 4,494
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.02% -0.14%
Households 0.17% -0.13%
Families 0.01% -0.24%
Median Household Income   0.87%
Per Capita Income   1.84%


McCreary County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McCreary County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 65 47th
Population Density # 82 33rd
Diversity Index # 31 75th
Median Household Income # 117 3rd
Per Capita Income # 120 1st

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