Earlington, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Earlington, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Earlington had a population of 1,450 as of July 1, 2017. Earlington 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 Earlington is located at latitude 37.2752 and longitude -87.5061 in Hopkins County. The formal boundaries for the City of Earlington (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.82 sq. miles and a water area of 0.12 sq. miles. Hopkins County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 423 feet.

The City of Earlington (GNIS ID: 2403529) 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 Earlington is located within Madisonville Division of Hopkins County.

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


Total Population 1,450
Daytime Population: Workers 215
Daytime Population: Residents 865
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,080
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.74
Population in Households 1,450
Population in Familes 1,179
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 515
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $33,792
Average Household Income $43,288
Per Capita Income $17,492


Total Housing Units 726 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 362 (49.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 214 (29.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 151 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $63,931
Average Home Value $76,247


Total Households 575
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 389
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 0.36% 0.12%
Households 0.34% 0.1%
Families 0.25% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.43%
Per Capita Income   2.65%

Earlington, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Earlington 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 # 199 63rd
Population Density # 378 30th
Diversity Index # 84 84th
Median Household Income # 398 26th
Per Capita Income # 466 14th

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