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Buckhorn, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Buckhorn is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Perry County at latitude 37.3466 and longitude -83.4698. Perry County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 755 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Buckhorn 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 Buckhorn (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 156
Population in Households 152
Population in Familes 130
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density1 463
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 51
Average Household Size 2.98
Family Households 38
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 62 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 37 (59.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (17.7%)
Median Home Value $72,059
Average Home Value $75,000


Median Household Income $26,368
Average Household Income $41,544
Per Capita Income $16,656
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.88% -0.78%
Households -0.46% -0.8%
Families 1.28% -1.08%
Median Household Income   0.57%
Per Capita Income   1.14%
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 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 # 488 7th
Population Density1 # 398 24th
Diversity Index2 # 514 2nd
Median Household Income # 472 10th
Per Capita Income # 417 21st

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