Lynch, KY Profile: Facts & Data


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Lynch, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Lynch had a population of 761 as of July 1, 2018. Lynch ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Lynch is located at latitude 36.9642 and longitude -82.9143 in Harlan County. The formal boundaries for the City of Lynch (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Harlan County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,716 feet.

The City of Lynch (GNIS ID: 2404979) 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 Lynch is located within Cumberland Division of Harlan County.

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


Total Population 761
Population in Households 761
Population in Familes 603
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,541
Diversity Index3 35


Median Household Income $27,492
Average Household Income $39,651
Per Capita Income $17,235


Total Housing Units 458 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 252 (55.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 84 (18.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 121 (26.4%)
Median Home Value $49,414
Average Home Value $70,059


Total Households 337
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 210
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 0.23% -0.18%
Households 0.25% -0.24%
Families -0.11% -0.38%
Median Household Income   1.31%
Per Capita Income   1.68%

Lynch, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Lynch 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 # 283 48th
Population Density # 93 83rd
Diversity Index # 73 87th
Median Household Income # 501 7th
Per Capita Income # 489 10th

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