Elkhorn City, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elkhorn City, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Elkhorn City had a population of 1,187 as of July 1, 2016. Elkhorn City 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 Elkhorn City is located at latitude 37.3161 and longitude -82.3579 in Pike County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elkhorn City (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pike County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 791 feet.

The City of Elkhorn City (GNIS ID: 2403554) 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 Elkhorn City is located within Elkhorn City Division of Pike County.

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


Total Population 1,187
Population in Households 1,069
Population in Familes 866
Population in Group Qrtrs 118
Population Density1 176
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 470
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 303
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 595 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 338 (56.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 133 (22.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 125 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $84,252
Average Home Value $113,914


Median Household Income $28,112
Average Household Income $42,407
Per Capita Income $18,653
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.0% -0.51%
Households -0.7% -0.56%
Families -0.92% -0.74%
Median Household Income   0.83%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
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.

Elkhorn City, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elkhorn City 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 # 218 60th
Population Density1 # 503 7th
Diversity Index2 # 518 4th
Median Household Income # 468 14th
Per Capita Income # 385 29th

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