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Junction City, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Junction City had a population of 2,390 as of July 1, 2020.

The primary coordinate point for Junction City is located at latitude 37.5867 and longitude -84.7938 in Boyle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Junction City encompass a land area of 1.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Boyle County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 991 feet.

The City of Junction City (GNIS ID: 2404815) 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 Junction City is located within Junction City Division of Boyle County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Junction City: Goresburgh, Junction.


Junction City, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 2,390 (100%)
Population in Households 2,379 (99.5%)
Population in Families 1,950 (81.6%)
Population in Group Quarters1 11 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 1,198
Diversity Index2 16


Median Household Income $41,252
Average Household Income $52,236
% of Income for Mortgage4 10%
Per Capita Income $21,420
Wealth Index5 41


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,073 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 671 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 307 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 95 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $93,505
Average Home Value $121,498
Housing Affordability Index3 269


Total Households 978
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 667
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 0.62% 0.41%
Households 0.66% 0.43%
Families 0.65% 0.33%
Median Household Income   0.7%
Per Capita Income   1.57%
Owner Occupied HU   0.27%


Junction City, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Junction 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 # 148 73rd
Population Density # 195 64th
Median Household Income # 324 40th
Housing Affordability Index # 412 76th
Per Capita Income # 357 34th
Diversity Index # 275 49th

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