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The Hickory Census Designated Place had a population of 256 as of July 1, 2017. Hickory ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hickory is located at latitude 36.8173 and longitude -88.6485 in Graves County. The formal boundaries for the Hickory Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Graves County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 427 feet.

The Hickory Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629629) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Hickory Census Designated Place is located within Hickory-Lowes Division of Graves County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hickory 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 Hickory: Hickory Grove.

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


Total Population 256
Daytime Population: Workers 190
Daytime Population: Residents 134
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 324
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.27
Population in Households 251
Population in Familes 207
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 289
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $28,652
Average Household Income $52,197
Per Capita Income $19,740


Total Housing Units 92 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (64.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 16 (17.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 18 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $102,273
Average Home Value $126,271


Total Households 74
Average Household Size 3.39
Family Households 51
Average Family Size 4
  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 0.11% 0.54%
Households 0.38% 0.53%
Families 3.41% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.08%
Per Capita Income   3.2%

Hickory, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hickory 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 # 451 17th
Population Density # 458 15th
Diversity Index # 174 68th
Median Household Income # 478 12th
Per Capita Income # 369 32nd

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