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Hanson, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Hanson had a population of 759 as of July 1, 2017. Hanson ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hanson is located at latitude 37.4168 and longitude -87.4786 in Hopkins County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hanson (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Hopkins County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 436 feet.

The City of Hanson (GNIS ID: 2403794) 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 Hanson is located within Hanson Division of Hopkins County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hanson population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hanson: Jones Stand, The Villiage.

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Hanson, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 759
Daytime Population: Workers 1,140
Daytime Population: Residents 400
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,540
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 2.03
Population in Households 745
Population in Familes 656
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density2 289
Diversity Index3 9


Median Household Income $53,809
Average Household Income $61,757
Per Capita Income $25,194


Total Housing Units 284 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 227 (79.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 34 (12.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 23 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $124,755
Average Home Value $133,040


Total Households 261
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 198
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 0.31% 0.11%
Households 0.38% 0.08%
Families 0.94% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.71%

Hanson, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hanson 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 # 280 48th
Population Density # 459 15th
Diversity Index # 396 27th
Median Household Income # 142 74th
Per Capita Income # 184 66th

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