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Horse Cave, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Horse Cave had a population of 2,301 as of July 1, 2019. 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 37.1795 and longitude -85.9069 in Hart County. The formal boundaries for the City of Horse Cave 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.


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Horse Cave, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Horse Cave, KY Housing Affordability Index is 178
State of Kentucky Housing Affordability Index is 161
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Horse Cave, KY Wealth Index is 39
State of Kentucky Wealth Index is 73
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 2,301
Population in Households 2,224
Population in Familes 1,766
Population in Group Qrtrs 77
Population Density 731
Diversity Index1 27
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $32,479
Average Household Income $47,819
Per Capita Income $19,854
Wealth Index3 39

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,127 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 632 (56.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 354 (31.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 141 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $96,586
Housing Affordability Index2 178
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 986
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 621
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  3. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.07% -0.05%
Households -0.01% -0.04%
Families 0.65% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.23%
Per Capita Income   2.61%

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, 2019 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 # 154 72nd
Population Density # 312 42nd
Diversity Index # 132 76th
Median Household Income # 434 20th
Per Capita Income # 393 27th

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