Beech Creek, KY 42321 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 42321: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Beech Creek, KY 42321

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 3
  • Single Family Addresses: 191
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 0
  • County: Muhlenberg County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.182, Longitude -87.121
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Beech Creek, KY 42321 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 284
Population in Households 284
Population in Familes 241
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 117
Diversity Index2 10


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 2.63
Family Households 79
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 122 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 91 (74.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 17 (13.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 14 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $85,417
Average Home Value $97,253


Median Household Income $35,583
Average Household Income $44,225
Per Capita Income $16,818
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.11% 0.76%
Households 0.92% 0.55%
Families 0.62% 0.5%
Median Household Income   0.58%
Per Capita Income   1.25%
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.

Beech Creek, KY 42321 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 42321 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 # 675 11th
Population Density1 # 206 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 349 54th
Median Household Income # 448 41st
Per Capita Income # 598 21st

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