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The City of Water Valley (historical) had a population of 259 as of July 1, 2017. Water Valley 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 Water Valley is located at latitude 36.5683 and longitude -88.8107 in Graves County. The formal boundaries for the City of Water Valley (historical) (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Graves County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 390 feet.

The City of Water Valley (historical) (GNIS ID: 2786573) 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 "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 Water Valley (historical) is located within Wingo-Water Valley Division of Graves County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Water Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 259
Daytime Population: Workers 6
Daytime Population: Residents 159
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 165
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.64
Population in Households 259
Population in Familes 213
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 415
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $29,676
Average Household Income $39,908
Per Capita Income $15,819


Total Housing Units 145 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 83 (57.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 37 (25.5%)
Median Home Value $50,000
Average Home Value $63,095


Total Households 108
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 75
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 -1.02% -0.63%
Households -1.1% -0.75%
Families 0.19% -0.81%
Median Household Income   1.44%
Per Capita Income   3.12%

Water Valley, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Water Valley 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 # 450 17th
Population Density # 413 24th
Diversity Index # 255 53rd
Median Household Income # 462 15th
Per Capita Income # 510 6th

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