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Simpsonville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Simpsonville had a population of 2,637 as of July 1, 2016. Simpsonville ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Simpsonville is located at latitude 38.2169 and longitude -85.3496 in Shelby County. The formal boundaries for the City of Simpsonville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.34 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Shelby County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 797 feet.

The City of Simpsonville (GNIS ID: 2405466) 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 Simpsonville is located within Simpsonville Division of Shelby County.

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


Total Population 2,637
Population in Households 2,213
Population in Familes 1,907
Population in Group Qrtrs 424
Population Density1 1,126
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 993
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 730
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,060 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 750 (70.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 244 (23.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 67 ( 6.3%)
Median Home Value $190,893
Average Home Value $288,216


Median Household Income $60,817
Average Household Income $87,964
Per Capita Income $31,591
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 1.13%
Households 0.95% 1.22%
Families 1.31% 1.07%
Median Household Income   4.03%
Per Capita Income   2.08%
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.

Simpsonville, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Simpsonville 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 # 136 75th
Population Density1 # 222 59th
Diversity Index2 # 41 93rd
Median Household Income # 88 84th
Per Capita Income # 85 84th

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