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The City of Grayson had a population of 4,369 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Grayson 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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Grayson, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 4,369
Daytime Population: Workers 3,369
Daytime Population: Residents 2,587
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,956
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.36
Population in Households 3,896
Population in Familes 3,161
Population in Group Qrtrs 473
Population Density2 1,514
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $35,926
Average Household Income $50,007
Per Capita Income $20,609


Total Housing Units 1,841 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 933 (50.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 697 (37.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 211 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $99,842
Average Home Value $123,739


Total Households 1,630
Average Household Size 2.39
Family Households 1,062
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 0.37% 0.18%
Households 0.35% 0.2%
Families 1.37% 0.04%
Median Household Income   2.95%
Per Capita Income   2.62%

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, 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 # 98 82nd
Population Density # 154 72nd
Diversity Index # 254 53rd
Median Household Income # 356 34th
Per Capita Income # 328 39th

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