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Princeton, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Princeton had a population of 6,242 as of July 1, 2017. Princeton ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Princeton is located at latitude 37.1065 and longitude -87.8849 in Caldwell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Princeton (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Caldwell County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 482 feet.

The City of Princeton (GNIS ID: 2404574) 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 Princeton is located within Princeton Division of Caldwell County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Princeton population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Princeton: Prince Place, Princetown.

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Princeton, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,242
Daytime Population: Workers 4,207
Daytime Population: Residents 3,548
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 7,755
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.24
Population in Households 6,129
Population in Familes 4,798
Population in Group Qrtrs 113
Population Density2 695
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $36,696
Average Household Income $49,114
Per Capita Income $21,370


Total Housing Units 3,135 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,680 (53.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,014 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 442 (14.1%)
Median Home Value $88,785
Average Home Value $131,563


Total Households 2,693
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 1,672
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.19% -0.51%
Households -0.21% -0.53%
Families -0.19% -0.65%
Median Household Income   1.69%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

Princeton, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Princeton to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 75 86th
Population Density # 326 40th
Diversity Index # 117 79th
Median Household Income # 338 38th
Per Capita Income # 298 45th

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