Worthington, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Worthington, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Worthington had a population of 1,600 as of July 1, 2017. Worthington ranks in 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 Worthington is located at latitude 38.5511 and longitude -82.7349 in Greenup County. The formal boundaries for the City of Worthington (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.13 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Greenup County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 561 feet.

The City of Worthington (GNIS ID: 2405790) 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 Worthington is located within Flatwoods-Russell Division of Greenup County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Worthington 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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Worthington, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,600
Daytime Population: Workers 123
Daytime Population: Residents 1,042
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,165
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.73
Population in Households 1,575
Population in Familes 1,284
Population in Group Qrtrs 25
Population Density2 1,417
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $34,812
Average Household Income $46,447
Per Capita Income $19,544


Total Housing Units 675 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 488 (72.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 144 (21.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 43 ( 6.4%)
Median Home Value $82,890
Average Home Value $89,980


Total Households 632
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 421
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 0.09% -0.15%
Households 0.11% -0.13%
Families -1.16% -0.29%
Median Household Income   2.38%
Per Capita Income   3.32%

Worthington, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Worthington 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 # 188 65th
Population Density # 169 69th
Diversity Index # 467 13th
Median Household Income # 374 31st
Per Capita Income # 378 30th

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