Harrodsburg, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Harrodsburg, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Harrodsburg had a population of 8,328 as of July 1, 2016. Harrodsburg ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Harrodsburg is located at latitude 37.7681 and longitude -84.8488 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the City of Harrodsburg (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.91 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 850 feet.

The City of Harrodsburg (GNIS ID: 2403806) 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 Harrodsburg is located within Harrodsburg Division of Mercer County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Harrodsburg 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 Harrodsburg: Harrod's Town, Harrodstown, Hogtown, Old Town.

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


Total Population 8,328
Population in Households 8,236
Population in Familes 6,565
Population in Group Qrtrs 92
Population Density1 1,205
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 3,578
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 2,291
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,943 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,124 (53.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,454 (36.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 365 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $124,840
Average Home Value $156,671


Median Household Income $34,120
Average Household Income $47,214
Per Capita Income $20,302
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% -0.04%
Households 0.29% 0.13%
Families 0.61% -0.01%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   2.13%
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.

Harrodsburg, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Harrodsburg 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 # 55 90th
Population Density1 # 200 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 105 81st
Median Household Income # 373 31st
Per Capita Income # 308 43rd

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