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Grayson, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Grayson had a population of 4,299 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Grayson is located at latitude 38.3341 and longitude -82.9359 in Carter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Grayson (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Carter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 633 feet.

The City of Grayson (GNIS ID: 2403732) 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 Grayson is located within Grayson Division of Carter County.

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Grayson, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,299
Population in Households 3,821
Population in Familes 3,113
Population in Group Qrtrs 478
Population Density2 1,490
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $34,961
Average Household Income $49,588
Per Capita Income $20,385


Total Housing Units 1,812 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 964 (53.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 630 (34.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 218 (12.0%)
Median Home Value $113,317
Average Home Value $130,457


Total Households 1,594
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 1,038
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.12% -0.32%
Households 0.04% -0.35%
Families 0.93% -0.49%
Median Household Income   1.1%
Per Capita Income   1.41%

Grayson, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Grayson to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 101 81st
Population Density # 160 71st
Diversity Index # 277 48th
Median Household Income # 386 29th
Per Capita Income # 369 32nd

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