Simpson County KY Information


Simpson County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 18,481
Population in Households 18,154
Population in Familes 14,985
Population in Group Qrtrs 327
Population Density1 79
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 7,175
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 4,968
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 7,918 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,657 (58.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,518 (31.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 743 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $137,329
Average Home Value $159,421


Median Household Income $40,647
Average Household Income $51,027
Per Capita Income $20,105
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.04% 1.04%
Households 0.97% 1.0%
Families 0.78% 0.87%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
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.


Simpson County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Simpson 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 # 64 48th
Population Density1 # 48 61st
Diversity Index2 # 14 89th
Median Household Income # 46 63rd
Per Capita Income # 63 48th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.