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Elizabethtown, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Elizabethtown is the 10th largest city in Kentucky with a population of 31,314 as of July 1, 2017. Elizabethtown 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 Elizabethtown is located at latitude 37.7043 and longitude -85.877 in Hardin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Elizabethtown (see map below) encompass a land area of 26.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.46 sq. miles. Hardin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 725 feet.

The City of Elizabethtown (GNIS ID: 2403553) 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 Elizabethtown is located within Elizabethtown Division of Hardin County.

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


Total Population 31,314
Daytime Population: Workers 38,780
Daytime Population: Residents 16,172
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 54,952
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.75
Population in Households 30,637
Population in Familes 24,068
Population in Group Qrtrs 677
Population Density2 1,204
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $46,077
Average Household Income $68,486
Per Capita Income $28,891


Total Housing Units 14,026 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,511 (46.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,354 (45.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,161 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $175,420
Average Home Value $215,572


Total Households 12,865
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 8,062
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 1.2% 0.75%
Households 1.21% 0.75%
Families 1.17% 0.64%
Median Household Income   2.67%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

Elizabethtown, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Elizabethtown 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 # 10 98th
Population Density # 200 63rd
Diversity Index # 46 91st
Median Household Income # 209 61st
Per Capita Income # 131 76th

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