Elkhorn City, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Elkhorn City, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Elkhorn City is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Pike County at latitude 37.3161 and longitude -82.3579. Pike County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 791 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Elkhorn City 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 Elkhorn City (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.76 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 967
Population in Households 888
Population in Familes 719
Population in Group Qrtrs 79
Population Density1 368
Diversity Index2 4


Total Households 394
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 254
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 477 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 278 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 117 (24.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 83 (17.4%)
Median Home Value $72,248
Average Home Value $83,065


Median Household Income $28,354
Average Household Income $39,167
Per Capita Income $16,641
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.36% -0.35%
Households -0.24% -0.36%
Families -0.64% -0.48%
Median Household Income   1.72%
Per Capita Income   1.45%
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 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 # 238 55th
Population Density1 # 421 20th
Diversity Index2 # 498 5th
Median Household Income # 435 17th
Per Capita Income # 419 20th

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