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The City of Frankfort had a population of 28,966 as of July 1, 2021. Frankfort ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Frankfort is located at latitude 38.2009 and longitude -84.8733 in Franklin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Frankfort encompass a land area of 14.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.3 sq. miles. Franklin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 505 feet.
The City of Frankfort 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 Frankfort is located within Frankfort Division of Franklin County.
Alternate Unofficial Names for Frankfort: The Big Bend.
|Total Population||28,966 (100%)|
|Population in Households||27,502 (94.9%)|
|Population in Families||19,682 (67.9%)|
|Population in Group Quarters1||1,464 ( 5.1%)|
|Median Household Income||$53,434|
|Average Household Income||$66,648|
|% of Income for Mortgage4||11%|
|Per Capita Income||$29,091|
|Total HU (Housing Units)||14,586 (100%)|
|Owner Occupied HU||6,790 (46.6%)|
|Renter Occupied HU||5,836 (40.0%)|
|Vacant Housing Units||1,960 (13.4%)|
|Median Home Value||$137,422|
|Average Home Value||$158,177|
|Housing Affordability Index3||215|
|Average Household Size||2.18|
|Average Family Size||3|
GROWTH RATE / YEAR
|Median Household Income||0.97%|
|Per Capita Income||1.62%|
|Owner Occupied HU||0.84%|
The table below compares Frankfort to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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.
|Total Population||# 13||98th|
|Population Density||# 115||79th|
|Median Household Income||# 216||60th|
|Housing Affordability Index||# 295||55th|
|Per Capita Income||# 187||66th|
|Diversity Index||# 40||93rd|
Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Kentucky Census Data Comparison Tool.