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Hopkinsville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Hopkinsville is the 9th largest city in Kentucky with a population of 33,129 as of July 1, 2017. Hopkinsville ranks in the upper 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 Hopkinsville is located at latitude 36.8393 and longitude -87.4735 in Christian County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hopkinsville (see map below) encompass a land area of 31.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.14 sq. miles. Christian County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 528 feet.

The City of Hopkinsville (GNIS ID: 2404727) 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 Hopkinsville is located within Hopkinsville Division of Christian County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hopkinsville: Elizabeth, Elizabethtown, Hoptown, Woods Settlement.

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


Total Population 33,129
Daytime Population: Workers 37,977
Daytime Population: Residents 19,926
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 57,903
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.75
Population in Households 31,791
Population in Familes 24,955
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,338
Population Density2 1,065
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $38,255
Average Household Income $54,614
Per Capita Income $22,925


Total Housing Units 15,017 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,582 (43.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,819 (45.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,616 (10.8%)
Median Home Value $122,346
Average Home Value $146,775


Total Households 13,401
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 8,328
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 0.56% 0.49%
Households 0.48% 0.43%
Families 0.31% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.62%
Per Capita Income   2.57%

Hopkinsville, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hopkinsville 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 # 9 99th
Population Density # 238 56th
Diversity Index # 19 97th
Median Household Income # 318 41st
Per Capita Income # 242 55th

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