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The City of Hardinsburg had a population of 2,410 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Hardinsburg is located at latitude 37.7801 and longitude -86.4605 in Breckinridge County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hardinsburg encompass a land area of 3.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Breckinridge County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 709 feet.

The City of Hardinsburg 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 Hardinsburg is located within Hardinsburg Division of Breckinridge County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hardinsburg: Smoketown.

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Hardinsburg, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 2,410 (100%)
Population in Households 2,304 (95.6%)
Population in Families 1,838 (76.3%)
Population in Group Quarters1 106 ( 4.4%)
Population Density 697
Diversity Index2 19


Median Household Income $43,167
Average Household Income $57,030
% of Income for Mortgage4 11%
Per Capita Income $23,240
Wealth Index5 50


Total HU (Housing Units) 1,147 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 717 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 313 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (10.2%)
Median Home Value $116,135
Average Home Value $163,598
Housing Affordability Index3 229


Total Households 1,030
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 657
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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.25% -0.08%
Households 0.33% -0.06%
Families 0.66% -0.18%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   1.91%
Owner Occupied HU   0.41%

Hardinsburg, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hardinsburg to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 145 73rd
Population Density # 319 41st
Median Household Income # 339 38th
Housing Affordability Index # 345 64th
Per Capita Income # 334 38th
Diversity Index # 232 58th

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