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Corbin, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Corbin had a population of 7,251 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Corbin is located at latitude 36.9326 and longitude -84.0995 in Whitley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Corbin (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Whitley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,079 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Corbin are located in Whitley County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Knox County.

The City of Corbin (GNIS ID: 2404128) 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 Corbin is located within Corbin Division of Whitley County.

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


Total Population 7,251
Population in Households 7,180
Population in Familes 5,696
Population in Group Qrtrs 71
Population Density1 919
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 3,076
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,926
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,588 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,633 (45.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,443 (40.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 512 (14.3%)
Median Home Value $96,907
Average Home Value $132,675


Median Household Income $30,737
Average Household Income $44,320
Per Capita Income $19,037
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.12% 0.1%
Households -0.09% 0.12%
Families 0.18% -0.08%
Median Household Income   1.78%
Per Capita Income   1.6%
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.

Corbin, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Corbin 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 # 64 88th
Population Density1 # 267 51st
Diversity Index2 # 377 31st
Median Household Income # 429 21st
Per Capita Income # 368 32nd

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