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Horse Cave, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The City of Horse Cave had a population of 2,303 as of July 1, 2017. Horse Cave ranks in the upper 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 Horse Cave is located at latitude 37.1719 and longitude -85.9126 in Hart County. The formal boundaries for the City of Horse Cave (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.65 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Hart County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 633 feet.

The City of Horse Cave (GNIS ID: 2404730) 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 Horse Cave is located within Horse Cave Division of Hart County.

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


Total Population 2,303
Daytime Population: Workers 2,631
Daytime Population: Residents 1,394
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,025
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.75
Population in Households 2,226
Population in Familes 1,773
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density2 868
Diversity Index3 27


Median Household Income $33,512
Average Household Income $44,343
Per Capita Income $18,730


Total Housing Units 1,094 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 593 (54.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 384 (35.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 117 (10.7%)
Median Home Value $86,058
Average Home Value $109,596


Total Households 977
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 619
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 -0.05% 0.03%
Households -0.1% -0.02%
Families 0.83% -0.19%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.53%

Horse Cave, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Horse Cave 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 # 149 73rd
Population Density # 278 49th
Diversity Index # 122 78th
Median Household Income # 404 25th
Per Capita Income # 418 23rd

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