Helton, KY 40840 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 40840: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Helton, KY 40840

Acceptable Alternative
Harlan, KY 40840

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 3
  • Single Family Addresses: 171
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Leslie County
  • Centroid: Latitude 36.953, Longitude -83.392
  • Time Zone: Eastern Time Zone (UTC -5 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Helton, KY 40840 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 398
Population in Households 398
Population in Familes 341
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 13
Diversity Index2 3


Total Households 150
Average Household Size 2.65
Family Households 108
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 169 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 125 (74.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 25 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 (11.2%)
Median Home Value $46,642
Average Home Value $78,200


Median Household Income $36,047
Average Household Income $45,702
Per Capita Income $17,224
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.16% -0.05%
Households 0.0% -0.13%
Families -0.15% -0.19%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   1.77%
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.

Helton, KY 40840 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 40840 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 # 627 17th
Population Density1 # 728 4th
Diversity Index2 # 693 8th
Median Household Income # 429 43rd
Per Capita Income # 575 24th

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