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Cave City, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Cave City had a population of 2,474 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Cave City is located at latitude 37.1438 and longitude -85.9685 in Barren County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cave City (see map below) 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, 2018)


Total Population 2,474
Population in Households 2,467
Population in Familes 1,980
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 565
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $35,522
Average Household Income $53,513
Per Capita Income $22,569


Total Housing Units 1,243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 618 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 482 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $115,476
Average Home Value $162,946


Total Households 1,100
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 717
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.21% 1.05%
Households 1.2% 1.05%
Families 1.94% 0.9%
Median Household Income   2.58%
Per Capita Income   2.51%

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, 2018 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 # 140 74th
Population Density # 367 32nd
Diversity Index # 160 71st
Median Household Income # 375 31st
Per Capita Income # 286 47th

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