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Cynthiana, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Cynthiana had a population of 6,427 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Cynthiana is located at latitude 38.3829 and longitude -84.3018 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cynthiana 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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Cynthiana, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 6,427
Daytime Population: Workers 4,752
Daytime Population: Residents 3,900
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 8,652
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.35
Population in Households 6,213
Population in Familes 4,882
Population in Group Qrtrs 214
Population Density2 1,595
Diversity Index3 22


Median Household Income $32,519
Average Household Income $47,387
Per Capita Income $19,690


Total Housing Units 3,013 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,350 (44.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,322 (43.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 341 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $106,597
Average Home Value $135,722


Total Households 2,672
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 1,698
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 -0.04% 0.09%
Households -0.04% 0.09%
Families 0.48% -0.04%
Median Household Income   2.47%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

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, 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 # 72 87th
Population Density # 148 73rd
Diversity Index # 170 69th
Median Household Income # 417 23rd
Per Capita Income # 370 32nd

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