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McHenry, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of McHenry is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Ohio County at latitude 37.3775 and longitude -86.9225. Ohio County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 420 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for McHenry 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 McHenry (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 404
Population in Households 404
Population in Familes 354
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 624
Diversity Index2 7


Total Households 160
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 123
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 178 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 128 (71.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 32 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $120,898


Median Household Income $37,935
Average Household Income $48,195
Per Capita Income $17,769
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.96% 0.68%
Households 1.06% 0.62%
Families 2.44% 0.48%
Median Household Income   1.8%
Per Capita Income   1.3%
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.


McHenry, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McHenry 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 # 373 29th
Population Density1 # 347 34th
Diversity Index2 # 423 20th
Median Household Income # 273 48th
Per Capita Income # 369 30th

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