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Mortons Gap, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Mortons Gap had a population of 849 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Mortons Gap is located at latitude 37.2422 and longitude -87.4675 in Hopkins County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mortons Gap (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.16 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Hopkins County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 469 feet.

The City of Mortons Gap (GNIS ID: 2404310) 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 Mortons Gap is located within Madisonville Division of Hopkins County.

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


Total Population 849
Daytime Population: Workers 326
Daytime Population: Residents 574
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 900
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.06
Population in Households 849
Population in Familes 698
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 729
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $30,378
Average Household Income $41,284
Per Capita Income $16,887


Total Housing Units 399 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 267 (66.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 78 (19.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 55 (13.8%)
Median Home Value $43,627
Average Home Value $57,397


Total Households 344
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 236
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 -0.23% -0.21%
Households -0.24% -0.18%
Families -0.17% -0.34%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   2.06%

Mortons Gap, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mortons Gap 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 # 262 52nd
Population Density # 311 43rd
Diversity Index # 258 52nd
Median Household Income # 449 17th
Per Capita Income # 491 9th

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