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Oak Grove, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Oak Grove had a population of 7,596 as of July 1, 2019. 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 36.665 and longitude -87.4428 in Christian County. The formal boundaries for the City of Oak Grove 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Oak Grove: Thompkinsville.

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Oak Grove, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Oak Grove, KY Housing Affordability Index is 223
State of Kentucky Housing Affordability Index is 161
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Oak Grove, KY Wealth Index is 31
State of Kentucky Wealth Index is 73
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 7,596 (100%)
Population in Households 7,596 (100.0%)
Population in Families 6,086 (80.1%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 710
Diversity Index2 71
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $40,573
Average Household Income $48,713
Per Capita Income $18,000
Wealth Index4 31

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,423 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 935 (27.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,861 (54.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 627 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $92,087
Housing Affordability Index3 223
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 2,796
Average Household Size 2.72
Family Households 1,883
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 0.15% -0.22%
Households 0.07% -0.26%
Families -0.23% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.84%
Per Capita Income   2.29%

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, 2019 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 # 62 89th
Population Density # 319 41st
Diversity Index # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 306 44th
Per Capita Income # 453 16th

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