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, 2017)


Total Population 6,831
Daytime Population: Workers 1,646
Daytime Population: Residents 3,742
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,388
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.79
Population in Households 6,814
Population in Familes 5,590
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 76
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $36,876
Average Household Income $53,513
Per Capita Income $21,870


Total Housing Units 3,108 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,718 (55.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,069 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 321 (10.3%)
Median Home Value $108,883
Average Home Value $154,322


Total Households 2,787
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 1,906
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 1.05% 0.96%
Households 0.99% 0.94%
Families 0.8% 0.82%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.86%

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

The table below compares 42127 to the other 756 ZIP Codes 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 # 168 78th
Population Density # 298 61st
Diversity Index # 126 83rd
Median Household Income # 432 43rd
Per Capita Income # 284 63rd

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