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Pine Knot, Kentucky - Basic Facts

Pine Knot is the common name for the community and surrounding area while the formal official name is the Pine Knot Census Designated Place.

It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in McCreary County at latitude 36.6509 and longitude -84.4385. McCreary County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,421 feet.

The formal boundaries for the Pine Knot Census Designated Place (see map) encompass a land area of 6.4 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Pine Knot: High Point.

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


Total Population 1,605
Population in Households 1,444
Population in Familes 1,181
Population in Group Qrtrs 161
Population Density1 251
Diversity Index2 17


Total Households 555
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 374
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 668 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 340 (50.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 215 (32.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $97,348
Average Home Value $121,103


Median Household Income $25,417
Average Household Income $35,564
Per Capita Income $13,690
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.23% -0.19%
Households 0.0% -0.11%
Families -0.06% -0.21%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   1.12%
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.


Pine Knot, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Pine Knot 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 # 186 65th
Population Density1 # 469 11th
Diversity Index2 # 218 59th
Median Household Income # 487 7th
Per Capita Income # 501 5th

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