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Oak Grove, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Oak Grove had a population of 7,562 as of July 1, 2017. Oak Grove 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 Oak Grove is located at latitude 36.6738 and longitude -87.4224 in Christian County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oak Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Christian County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 541 feet.

The City of Oak Grove (GNIS ID: 2404406) 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 Oak Grove is located within Oak Grove-Pembroke Division of Christian County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Oak Grove 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 Oak Grove: Thompkinsville.

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


Total Population 7,562
Daytime Population: Workers 2,704
Daytime Population: Residents 4,225
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,929
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 7,562
Population in Familes 6,073
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 707
Diversity Index3 70


Median Household Income $35,707
Average Household Income $45,054
Per Capita Income $16,599


Total Housing Units 3,430 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 978 (28.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,797 (52.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 655 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $86,018
Average Home Value $103,601


Total Households 2,775
Average Household Size 2.73
Family Households 1,879
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 0.13% 0.18%
Households -0.02% 0.09%
Families -0.32% -0.02%
Median Household Income   1.85%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

Oak Grove, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Oak Grove 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 # 59 89th
Population Density # 321 41st
Diversity Index # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 359 34th
Per Capita Income # 494 9th

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