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Middlesborough city, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Middlesborough had a population of 10,252 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Middlesborough city is located at latitude 36.6127 and longitude -83.7227 in Bell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Middlesborough encompass a land area of 7.38 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles.

The City of Middlesborough (GNIS ID: 2404251) 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 Middlesborough is located within Middlesborough Division of Bell County.


Middlesborough city, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 10,252 (100%)
Population in Households 10,090 (98.4%)
Population in Families 7,852 (76.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 162 ( 1.6%)
Population Density 1,389
Diversity Index2 21


Median Household Income $26,523
Average Household Income $39,725
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $17,334
Wealth Index5 31


Total HU (Housing Units) 5,083 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,334 (45.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,127 (41.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 622 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $85,027
Average Home Value $106,809
Housing Affordability Index3 185


Total Households 4,461
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 2,727
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population 0.04% -0.45%
Households 0.09% -0.42%
Families -0.13% -0.54%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.54%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.35%


Middlesborough city, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Middlesborough city to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 42 92nd
Population Density # 166 70th
Median Household Income # 513 5th
Housing Affordability Index # 132 24th
Per Capita Income # 484 11th
Diversity Index # 204 63rd

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