Horse Cave, KY 42749 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 42749: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Horse Cave, KY 42749

Acceptable Alternative
Park, KY 42749

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 173
  • Single Family Addresses: 2,096
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 65
  • County: Hart County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.185, Longitude -85.879
  • Time Zone: Central Time Zone (UTC -6 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

ZIP Code 42749 has segments in 3 Counties (Barren, Hart, Metcalfe).

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Horse Cave, KY 42749 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 5,699
Population in Households 5,593
Population in Familes 4,570
Population in Group Qrtrs 106
Population Density1 56
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 2,275
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,511
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 2,567 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,482 (57.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 793 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 292 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $89,317
Average Home Value $113,209


Median Household Income $33,099
Average Household Income $44,145
Per Capita Income $17,932
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.25% 0.41%
Households 0.15% 0.33%
Families -0.08% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   1.42%
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.

Horse Cave, KY 42749 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 42749 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 # 192 75th
Population Density1 # 384 49th
Diversity Index2 # 107 86th
Median Household Income # 505 33rd
Per Capita Income # 513 32nd

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