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Drakesboro, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Drakesboro had a population of 542 as of July 1, 2015.

The primary coordinate point for Drakesboro is located at latitude 37.2173 and longitude -87.0499 in Muhlenberg County. The formal boundaries for the City of Drakesboro (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Muhlenberg County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 443 feet.

The City of Drakesboro (GNIS ID: 2403507) 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 Drakesboro is located within Drakesboro Division of Muhlenberg County.

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

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


Total Population 542
Population in Households 542
Population in Familes 442
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 982
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 210
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 145
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 239 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 166 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 43 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (12.1%)
Median Home Value $70,938
Average Home Value $77,727


Median Household Income $26,112
Average Household Income $33,710
Per Capita Income $13,380
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.98% 0.83%
Households 1.03% 0.75%
Families 1.23% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.02%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.


Drakesboro, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Drakesboro 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 # 336 36th
Population Density1 # 252 52nd
Diversity Index2 # 192 64th
Median Household Income # 480 9th
Per Capita Income # 504 4th

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