Wheatcroft, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Wheatcroft, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Wheatcroft is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Webster County at latitude 37.4893 and longitude -87.8612. Webster County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 377 feet.

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

The P1 Census Class Code for Wheatcroft 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 Wheatcroft (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 159
Population in Households 159
Population in Familes 133
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 647
Diversity Index2 9


Total Households 65
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 45
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 75 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 51 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 14 (18.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 10 (13.3%)
Median Home Value $85,000
Average Home Value $102,941


Median Household Income $52,023
Average Household Income $60,633
Per Capita Income $23,216
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.15% -0.25%
Households -0.36% -0.31%
Families 1.08% -0.45%
Median Household Income   0.77%
Per Capita Income   1.37%
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.


Wheatcroft, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wheatcroft 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 # 485 8th
Population Density1 # 344 35th
Diversity Index2 # 376 28th
Median Household Income # 132 75th
Per Capita Income # 179 66th

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