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The City of Olive Hill had a population of 1,634 as of July 1, 2017. Olive Hill ranks in the lower 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 Olive Hill is located at latitude 38.3058 and longitude -83.1682 in Carter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Olive Hill (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.9 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Carter County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 748 feet.

The City of Olive Hill (GNIS ID: 2404430) 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 Olive Hill is located within Olive Hill Division of Carter County.

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


Total Population 1,634
Daytime Population: Workers 1,114
Daytime Population: Residents 1,014
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,128
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.30
Population in Households 1,633
Population in Familes 1,341
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 858
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $32,871
Average Household Income $51,358
Per Capita Income $20,514


Total Housing Units 819 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 499 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 200 (24.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 120 (14.7%)
Median Home Value $95,865
Average Home Value $117,068


Total Households 699
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 469
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 0.02% 0.01%
Households -0.02% -0.03%
Families 1.11% -0.13%
Median Household Income   2.49%
Per Capita Income   2.93%

Olive Hill, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Olive Hill 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 # 182 66th
Population Density # 282 48th
Diversity Index # 498 7th
Median Household Income # 411 24th
Per Capita Income # 331 39th

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