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South Carrollton, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of South Carrollton had a population of 186 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for South Carrollton is located at latitude 37.3353 and longitude -87.1402 in Muhlenberg County. The formal boundaries for the City of South Carrollton (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Muhlenberg County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 449 feet.

The City of South Carrollton (GNIS ID: 2405488) 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 South Carrollton is located within Central City Division of Muhlenberg County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Carrollton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 186
Population in Households 186
Population in Familes 156
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 736
Diversity Index2 8


Total Households 72
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 53
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 86 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 55 (64.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (19.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (16.3%)
Median Home Value $70,455
Average Home Value $115,909


Median Household Income $23,047
Average Household Income $35,068
Per Capita Income $13,848
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.17% 0.11%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families 0.62% -0.38%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.33%
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.

South Carrollton, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Carrollton 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 # 481 11th
Population Density1 # 316 42nd
Diversity Index2 # 399 26th
Median Household Income # 518 4th
Per Capita Income # 524 3rd

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