Rockcastle County KY Information


Rockcastle County Subdivisions

Rockcastle County KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 17,094
Population in Households 16,753
Population in Familes 14,042
Population in Group Qrtrs 341
Population Density1 54
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 6,836
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 4,796
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,823 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,993 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,843 (23.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 987 (12.6%)
Median Home Value $80,559
Average Home Value $109,308


Median Household Income $32,875
Average Household Income $44,459
Per Capita Income $18,081
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.04% -0.14%
Households 0.2% -0.04%
Families 0.01% -0.15%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.47%
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.


Rockcastle County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Rockcastle County to the other 120 counties and county equivalents 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 # 69 43rd
Population Density1 # 68 44th
Diversity Index2 # 109 8th
Median Household Income # 91 25th
Per Capita Income # 87 28th

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