West Point, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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West Point, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of West Point had a population of 814 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for West Point is located at latitude 37.9995 and longitude -85.9436 in Hardin County. The formal boundaries for the City of West Point (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hardin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 433 feet.

The City of West Point (GNIS ID: 2405715) 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 West Point is located within West Point Division of Hardin County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for West Point: The Mouth of Salt River.

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West Point, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 814
Population in Households 814
Population in Familes 621
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,438
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $31,286
Average Household Income $46,613
Per Capita Income $19,968


Total Housing Units 439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 195 (44.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 152 (34.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 92 (21.0%)
Median Home Value $81,471
Average Home Value $110,513


Total Households 347
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 212
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.26% 0.22%
Households 0.32% 0.29%
Families -0.11% 0.19%
Median Household Income   4.12%
Per Capita Income   3.04%

West Point, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares West Point to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 272 50th
Population Density # 167 69th
Diversity Index # 372 31st
Median Household Income # 444 18th
Per Capita Income # 391 28th

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