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Fordsville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Fordsville is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ohio County at latitude 37.6348 and longitude -86.7183. Ohio County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 499 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Fordsville 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 Fordsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.45 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 509
Population in Households 492
Population in Familes 393
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 1,136
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 189
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 124
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 233 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 148 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 41 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (18.9%)
Median Home Value $81,383
Average Home Value $142,282


Median Household Income $28,356
Average Household Income $39,445
Per Capita Income $16,142
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.68% -0.48%
Households -0.49% -0.43%
Families 3.08% -0.49%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   1.53%
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.


Fordsville, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Fordsville 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 # 342 35th
Population Density1 # 215 59th
Diversity Index2 # 432 18th
Median Household Income # 434 17th
Per Capita Income # 434 17th

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