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The Dexter CDP(1) had a population of 270 as of July 1, 2021.

The primary coordinate point for Dexter is located at latitude 36.7428 and longitude -88.2964 in Calloway County. The formal boundaries for the Dexter Census Designated Place encompass a land area of 0.55 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Calloway County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 443 feet.

The Dexter Census Designated Place has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Dexter Census Designated Place is located within Kirksey Division of Calloway County.

  1. A Census Designated Place (CDP) is a statistical counterpart to a self-governing (incorporated) place such as a city, town, or village. A CDP is not a legal entity and has no governmental functions.

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


Total Population 270 (100%)
Population in Households 270 (100.0%)
Population in Families 232 (85.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 491
Diversity Index2 11


Median Household Income $63,485
Average Household Income $71,615
% of Income for Mortgage4 9%
Per Capita Income $28,827
Wealth Index5 63


Total HU (Housing Units) 132 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 86 (65.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 20 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 26 (19.7%)
Median Home Value $129,348
Average Home Value $137,941
Housing Affordability Index3 316


Total Households 106
Average Household Size 2.55
Family Households 78
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 -0.23% 0.07%
Households -0.08% 0.0%
Families 0.11% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.96%
Per Capita Income   1.63%
Owner Occupied HU   0.23%

Dexter, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Dexter 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 # 444 18th
Population Density # 389 28th
Median Household Income # 140 74th
Housing Affordability Index # 501 93rd
Per Capita Income # 194 64th
Diversity Index # 381 30th

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