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Brandenburg, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Brandenburg had a population of 2,739 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Brandenburg is located at latitude 37.9905 and longitude -86.1795 in Meade County. The formal boundaries for the City of Brandenburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Meade County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 568 feet.

The City of Brandenburg (GNIS ID: 2403913) 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 Brandenburg is located within Brandenburg Division of Meade County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Brandenburg population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2015.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Brandenburg: Brandenberg, Buzzard Roost.

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Brandenburg, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2015)


Total Population 2,739
Population in Households 2,540
Population in Familes 1,972
Population in Group Qrtrs 199
Population Density1 701
Diversity Index2 23


Total Households 1,113
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 677
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,204 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 541 (44.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 572 (47.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 ( 7.6%)
Median Home Value $125,140
Average Home Value $143,773


Median Household Income $38,961
Average Household Income $47,423
Per Capita Income $19,383
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.68% 0.65%
Households 0.92% 0.74%
Families 1.47% 0.73%
Median Household Income   4.7%
Per Capita Income   2.49%
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.


Brandenburg, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Brandenburg to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2015 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 # 127 76th
Population Density1 # 330 37th
Diversity Index2 # 144 73rd
Median Household Income # 269 49th
Per Capita Income # 299 43rd

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