Wolfe County KY Information


Wolfe County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 7,689
Population in Households 7,557
Population in Familes 6,204
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density1 35
Diversity Index2 5


Total Households 3,246
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 2,158
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,954 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,202 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,044 (26.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 708 (17.9%)
Median Home Value $60,889
Average Home Value $86,104


Median Household Income $21,672
Average Household Income $34,373
Per Capita Income $14,796
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.71% 0.54%
Households 0.92% 0.67%
Families 0.71% 0.53%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.23%
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.


Wolfe County KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Wolfe 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 # 112 8th
Population Density1 # 102 16th
Diversity Index2 # 118 3rd
Median Household Income # 119 2nd
Per Capita Income # 118 3rd

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