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Cave City, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Cave City had a population of 2,457 as of July 1, 2019.

The primary coordinate point for Cave City is located at latitude 37.1367 and longitude -85.9569 in Barren County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cave City encompass a land area of 4.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Barren County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 633 feet.

The City of Cave City (GNIS ID: 2404008) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cave City is located within Cave City Division of Barren County.


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Cave City, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Cave City, KY Housing Affordability Index is 173
State of Kentucky Housing Affordability Index is 161
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Cave City, KY Wealth Index is 47
State of Kentucky Wealth Index is 73
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,457
Population in Households 2,450
Population in Familes 1,956
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density 557
Diversity Index1 24
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,366
Average Household Income $54,772
Per Capita Income $22,917
Wealth Index3 47

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,223 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 607 (49.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 473 (38.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $121,615
Housing Affordability Index2 173
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,081
Average Household Size 2.27
Family Households 705
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 1.0% 0.89%
Households 0.88% 0.84%
Families 1.54% 0.73%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.91%

Cave City, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cave City to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 142 74th
Population Density # 369 32nd
Diversity Index # 158 71st
Median Household Income # 312 42nd
Per Capita Income # 278 49th

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