Cave City, KY 42127 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 42127: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cave City, KY 42127

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 190
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,676
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Barren County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.121, Longitude -85.916
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 42127 has segments in 2 Counties (Barren, Hart).

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Cave City, KY 42127 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 7,078
Population in Households 7,059
Population in Familes 5,796
Population in Group Qrtrs 19
Population Density1 82
Diversity Index2 22


Total Households 2,870
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,966
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 3,220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,757 (54.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,113 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 350 (10.9%)
Median Home Value $102,336
Average Home Value $154,098


Median Household Income $36,234
Average Household Income $51,460
Per Capita Income $20,907
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.5% 1.25%
Households 1.36% 1.16%
Families 1.11% 1.02%
Median Household Income   1.26%
Per Capita Income   1.48%
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.

Cave City, KY 42127 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 42127 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 # 168 78th
Population Density1 # 281 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 127 83rd
Median Household Income # 423 44th
Per Capita Income # 300 60th

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