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Mayfield, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Mayfield had a population of 9,869 as of July 1, 2020. Mayfield 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 Mayfield is located at latitude 36.7417 and longitude -88.6367 in Graves County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mayfield encompass a land area of 6.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Graves County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 476 feet.

The City of Mayfield (GNIS ID: 2405040) 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 Mayfield is located within Mayfield Division of Graves County.


Mayfield, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2020)


Total Population 9,869 (100%)
Population in Households 9,608 (97.4%)
Population in Families 7,292 (73.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 261 ( 2.6%)
Population Density 1,349
Diversity Index2 61


Median Household Income $33,628
Average Household Income $48,101
% of Income for Mortgage4 12%
Per Capita Income $19,733
Wealth Index5 42


Total HU (Housing Units) 4,759 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,212 (46.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,887 (39.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 660 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $93,966
Average Home Value $118,332
Housing Affordability Index3 212


Total Households 4,099
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 2,423
Average Family Size 3
  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 races 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 % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2020 2020-2025
Population -0.17% -0.23%
Households -0.18% -0.26%
Families -0.13% -0.39%
Median Household Income   1.49%
Per Capita Income   2.2%
Owner Occupied HU   -0.23%


Mayfield, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mayfield to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2020 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 # 45 92nd
Population Density # 171 69th
Median Household Income # 444 18th
Housing Affordability Index # 227 42nd
Per Capita Income # 422 22nd
Diversity Index # 15 97th

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