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Science Hill, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Science Hill had a population of 660 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Science Hill is located at latitude 37.175 and longitude -84.6347 in Pulaski County. The formal boundaries for the City of Science Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Pulaski County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,132 feet.

The City of Science Hill (GNIS ID: 2405430) 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 Science Hill is located within Science Hill Division of Pulaski County.

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


Total Population 660
Population in Households 647
Population in Familes 550
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 1,064
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 265
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 192
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 309 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 196 (63.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (22.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 44 (14.2%)
Median Home Value $120,070
Average Home Value $138,579


Median Household Income $37,523
Average Household Income $46,684
Per Capita Income $18,769
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.78% -0.52%
Households -0.88% -0.61%
Families -0.49% -0.74%
Median Household Income   1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.51%
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.

Science Hill, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Science Hill 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 # 312 42nd
Population Density1 # 236 56th
Diversity Index2 # 356 34th
Median Household Income # 306 44th
Per Capita Income # 379 30th

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