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Sonora, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Sonora had a population of 540 as of July 1, 2017. Sonora 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 Sonora is located at latitude 37.5323 and longitude -85.8956 in Hardin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sonora (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.35 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Hardin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 725 feet.

The City of Sonora (GNIS ID: 2405484) 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 Sonora is located within Sonora Division of Hardin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Sonora 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 Sonora: Grangerville.

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


Total Population 540
Daytime Population: Workers 1,380
Daytime Population: Residents 307
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,687
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 3.12
Population in Households 540
Population in Familes 455
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 400
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $41,541
Average Household Income $60,204
Per Capita Income $23,339


Total Housing Units 243 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 169 (69.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 47 (19.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $118,056
Average Home Value $141,518


Total Households 216
Average Household Size 2.5
Family Households 156
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 0.52% 0.44%
Households 0.52% 0.46%
Families 0.73% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.08%
Per Capita Income   3.6%

Sonora, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sonora 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 # 339 37th
Population Density # 421 22nd
Diversity Index # 328 40th
Median Household Income # 259 52nd
Per Capita Income # 229 58th

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