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Cynthiana, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Cynthiana had a population of 6,445 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Cynthiana is located at latitude 38.3904 and longitude -84.2941 in Harrison County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cynthiana (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Harrison County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 735 feet.

The City of Cynthiana (GNIS ID: 2404172) 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 Cynthiana is located within Cynthiana Division of Harrison County.

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


Total Population 6,445
Population in Households 6,231
Population in Familes 4,914
Population in Group Qrtrs 214
Population Density2 1,600
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $33,127
Average Household Income $48,716
Per Capita Income $20,134


Total Housing Units 3,003 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,462 (48.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,203 (40.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 338 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $107,299
Average Home Value $142,129


Total Households 2,665
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,683
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 0.0% 0.1%
Households -0.07% 0.06%
Families 0.31% -0.06%
Median Household Income   0.89%
Per Capita Income   1.33%

Cynthiana, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cynthiana 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 # 72 87th
Population Density # 147 73rd
Diversity Index # 186 66th
Median Household Income # 416 23rd
Per Capita Income # 381 30th

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