Olive Hill, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Olive Hill, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Olive Hill had a population of 1,622 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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


Total Population 1,622
Population in Households 1,621
Population in Familes 1,336
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density2 852
Diversity Index3 5


Median Household Income $32,886
Average Household Income $51,179
Per Capita Income $20,390


Total Housing Units 821 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 511 (62.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 182 (22.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 129 (15.7%)
Median Home Value $100,000
Average Home Value $123,088


Total Households 692
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 463
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 -0.07% -0.31%
Households -0.14% -0.32%
Families 0.82% -0.44%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   1.7%

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, 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 # 187 66th
Population Density # 283 48th
Diversity Index # 504 7th
Median Household Income # 426 21st
Per Capita Income # 368 32nd

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