Muhlenberg County KY Information


Muhlenberg County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 32,486
Population in Households 30,386
Population in Familes 25,382
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,100
Population Density1 70
Diversity Index2 16


Total Households 12,222
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 8,599
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 13,930 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,198 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 3,024 (21.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,708 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $86,911
Average Home Value $114,938


Median Household Income $37,374
Average Household Income $48,080
Per Capita Income $19,025
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.49% 0.33%
Households 0.22% 0.2%
Families 0.03% 0.08%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.5%
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.


Muhlenberg County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Muhlenberg County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents 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 # 33 73rd
Population Density1 # 57 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 54 55th
Median Household Income # 69 43rd
Per Capita Income # 80 34th

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