Cawood, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Cawood, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Cawood Census Designated Place had a population of 743 as of July 1, 2018. Cawood 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 Cawood is located at latitude 36.7916 and longitude -83.2325 in Harlan County. The formal boundaries for the Cawood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.46 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harlan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,322 feet.

The Cawood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629585) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Cawood Census Designated Place is located within Cawood Division of Harlan County.

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


Total Population 743
Population in Households 743
Population in Familes 637
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 510
Diversity Index3 4


Median Household Income $32,276
Average Household Income $46,018
Per Capita Income $18,094


Total Housing Units 330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 214 (64.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (25.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 32 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $43,496
Average Home Value $108,762


Total Households 298
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 214
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 0.2% -0.22%
Households 0.25% -0.2%
Families 0.23% -0.28%
Median Household Income   2.19%
Per Capita Income   2.31%

Cawood, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cawood 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 # 288 47th
Population Density # 381 30th
Diversity Index # 517 4th
Median Household Income # 431 20th
Per Capita Income # 461 15th

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