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Greenville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Greenville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Muhlenberg County at latitude 37.2113 and longitude -87.1763. Muhlenberg County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 525 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Greenville, but most people and references simply refer to it as Greenville, Kentucky.

The P1 Census Class Code for Greenville indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Greenville (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles.

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Greenville, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 4,457
Population in Households 4,056
Population in Familes 3,242
Population in Group Qrtrs 401
Population Density1 963
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 1,798
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 1,159
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,961 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,142 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 656 (33.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 163 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $94,625
Average Home Value $139,032


Median Household Income $37,902
Average Household Income $48,886
Per Capita Income $20,291
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.78% 0.28%
Households 0.94% 0.3%
Families 1.65% 0.15%
Median Household Income   4.01%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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.

Greenville, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Greenville to the other 524 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 92 83rd
Population Density1 # 256 51st
Diversity Index2 # 185 65th
Median Household Income # 276 48th
Per Capita Income # 260 51st

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