Big Laurel, KY 40808 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 40808: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Big Laurel, KY 40808

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 3
  • Single Family Addresses: 52
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Harlan County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.998, Longitude -83.165
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 40808 has segments in 2 Counties (Harlan, Leslie).

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Big Laurel, KY 40808 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 163
Population in Households 162
Population in Familes 138
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 7
Diversity Index2 2


Total Households 58
Average Household Size 2.79
Family Households 40
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 79 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 46 (58.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 12 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 (26.6%)
Median Home Value $53,125
Average Home Value $90,217


Median Household Income $36,391
Average Household Income $49,366
Per Capita Income $17,633
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -1.4% -1.0%
Households -1.31% -0.7%
Families -1.51% -1.02%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   2.11%
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.

Big Laurel, KY 40808 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 40808 to the other 755 ZIP Codes 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 # 698 8th
Population Density1 # 740 2nd
Diversity Index2 # 701 8th
Median Household Income # 415 45th
Per Capita Income # 539 29th

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