Southgate, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Southgate, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Southgate had a population of 3,970 as of July 1, 2017. Southgate ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Southgate is located at latitude 39.0651 and longitude -84.4739 in Campbell County. The formal boundaries for the City of Southgate (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.42 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Campbell County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 692 feet.

The City of Southgate (GNIS ID: 2405497) 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 Southgate is located within Newport-Fort Thomas Division of Campbell County.

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

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


Total Population 3,970
Daytime Population: Workers 545
Daytime Population: Residents 1,571
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,116
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 3,919
Population in Familes 2,700
Population in Group Qrtrs 51
Population Density2 2,798
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $52,658
Average Household Income $61,941
Per Capita Income $28,205


Total Housing Units 1,883 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,008 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 768 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 107 ( 5.7%)
Median Home Value $112,367
Average Home Value $144,797


Total Households 1,776
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 921
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 0.42% 0.75%
Households 0.26% 0.59%
Families -0.75% 0.52%
Median Household Income   1.43%
Per Capita Income   2.35%

Southgate, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Southgate 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 # 106 81st
Population Density # 78 86th
Diversity Index # 153 72nd
Median Household Income # 149 73rd
Per Capita Income # 134 75th

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