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The City of Buckhorn had a population of 152 as of July 1, 2016. Buckhorn ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Buckhorn is located at latitude 37.3466 and longitude -83.4698 in Perry County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buckhorn (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Perry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 755 feet.

The City of Buckhorn (GNIS ID: 2403947) 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 Buckhorn is located within Buckhorn Division of Perry County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buckhorn 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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Buckhorn, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 152
Population in Households 147
Population in Familes 126
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density1 451
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 49
Average Household Size 3.0
Family Households 37
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 61 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 36 (59.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 12 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $56,944
Average Home Value $56,429


Median Household Income $24,101
Average Household Income $36,893
Per Capita Income $14,930
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.01% -1.08%
Households -0.95% -0.83%
Families 0.44% -1.11%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
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.

Buckhorn, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buckhorn 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 # 502 7th
Population Density1 # 404 25th
Diversity Index2 # 480 11th
Median Household Income # 513 5th
Per Capita Income # 515 5th

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