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The City of Lynch had a population of 679 as of July 1, 2017. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Lynch population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 679
Daytime Population: Workers 66
Daytime Population: Residents 507
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 573
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 679
Population in Familes 536
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,267
Diversity Index3 38


Median Household Income $29,009
Average Household Income $40,174
Per Capita Income $17,417


Total Housing Units 449 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 223 (49.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 77 (17.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 149 (33.2%)
Median Home Value $44,960
Average Home Value $57,960


Total Households 300
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 188
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 -1.31% -1.15%
Households -1.31% -1.09%
Families -1.64% -1.31%
Median Household Income   1.94%
Per Capita Income   2.34%

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, 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 # 308 43rd
Population Density # 96 82nd
Diversity Index # 60 89th
Median Household Income # 468 14th
Per Capita Income # 468 14th

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