Benham, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Benham, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Benham had a population of 508 as of July 1, 2018. Benham ranks in the upper 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 Benham is located at latitude 36.9648 and longitude -82.9485 in Harlan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Benham (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.23 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harlan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,591 feet.

The City of Benham (GNIS ID: 2403853) 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 Benham is located within Cumberland Division of Harlan County.

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


Total Population 508
Population in Households 508
Population in Familes 427
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,169
Diversity Index3 17


Median Household Income $37,594
Average Household Income $49,534
Per Capita Income $22,010


Total Housing Units 281 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 171 (60.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 55 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (19.6%)
Median Home Value $60,227
Average Home Value $67,262


Total Households 226
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 150
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 0.19% -0.28%
Households 0.27% -0.27%
Families -1.0% -0.4%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Benham, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Benham 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 # 347 36th
Population Density # 107 80th
Diversity Index # 245 55th
Median Household Income # 335 38th
Per Capita Income # 308 43rd

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