Island, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Island, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Island had a population of 496 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Island is located at latitude 37.4426 and longitude -87.1472 in McLean County. The formal boundaries for the City of Island (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McLean County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 449 feet.

The City of Island (GNIS ID: 2404769) 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 Island is located within Island Division of McLean County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Island 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 Island: Island Station.

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


Total Population 496
Population in Households 496
Population in Familes 419
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,474
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 197
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 144
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 156 (70.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $57,317
Average Home Value $87,340


Median Household Income $37,453
Average Household Income $47,099
Per Capita Income $18,641
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.28% 0.91%
Households 1.19% 0.9%
Families 1.4% 0.82%
Median Household Income   -1.83%
Per Capita Income   0.89%
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.

Island, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Island 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 # 349 36th
Population Density1 # 166 69th
Diversity Index2 # 315 42nd
Median Household Income # 310 43rd
Per Capita Income # 387 29th

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