Emlyn, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Emlyn, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Emlyn Census Designated Place had a population of 388 as of July 1, 2017. Emlyn ranks in the lower 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 Emlyn is located at latitude 36.6993 and longitude -84.1419 in Whitley County. The formal boundaries for the Emlyn Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.71 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Whitley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 971 feet.

The Emlyn Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629609) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Emlyn Census Designated Place is located within Saxton Division of Whitley County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Emlyn population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Emlyn: Diode, Hog Jaw.

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Emlyn, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 388
Daytime Population: Workers 209
Daytime Population: Residents 241
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 450
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.16
Population in Households 388
Population in Familes 327
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 544
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $36,114
Average Household Income $46,971
Per Capita Income $18,282


Total Housing Units 185 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 101 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 53 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 (16.8%)
Median Home Value $73,864
Average Home Value $83,000


Total Households 154
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 111
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -1.31% -0.79%
Households -1.27% -0.93%
Families -1.41% -0.92%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Emlyn, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Emlyn to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 387 29th
Population Density # 373 31st
Diversity Index # 517 5th
Median Household Income # 351 35th
Per Capita Income # 439 19th

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