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South Shore, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of South Shore had a population of 1,159 as of July 1, 2017. South Shore ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and the lower 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 South Shore is located at latitude 38.7219 and longitude -82.9642 in Greenup County. The formal boundaries for the City of South Shore (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.66 sq. miles and a water area of 0.19 sq. miles. Greenup County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 545 feet.

The City of South Shore (GNIS ID: 2405495) 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 South Shore is located within South Shore Division of Greenup County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with South Shore 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 South Shore: McCall, Taylor.

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


Total Population 1,159
Daytime Population: Workers 282
Daytime Population: Residents 767
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,049
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.91
Population in Households 1,152
Population in Familes 924
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 1,753
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $29,648
Average Household Income $44,234
Per Capita Income $19,195


Total Housing Units 591 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 335 (56.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 177 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 79 (13.4%)
Median Home Value $74,524
Average Home Value $84,403


Total Households 512
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 325
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 0.45% -0.07%
Households 0.55% 0.0%
Families 2.33% -0.06%
Median Household Income   2.86%
Per Capita Income   2.9%

South Shore, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares South Shore 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 # 219 60th
Population Density # 137 75th
Diversity Index # 426 21st
Median Household Income # 463 14th
Per Capita Income # 397 27th

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