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Poplar Hills, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Poplar Hills had a population of 381 as of July 1, 2017. Poplar Hills ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and 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 Poplar Hills is located at latitude 38.178 and longitude -85.693 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Poplar Hills (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 469 feet.

The City of Poplar Hills (GNIS ID: 2404551) 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 Poplar Hills is located within Central Jefferson Division of Jefferson County.

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


Total Population 381
Daytime Population: Workers 28
Daytime Population: Residents 189
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 217
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.57
Population in Households 381
Population in Familes 244
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 14,941
Diversity Index3 77


Median Household Income $26,907
Average Household Income $33,400
Per Capita Income $16,397


Total Housing Units 228 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 48 (21.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 156 (68.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 24 (10.5%)
Median Home Value $119,872
Average Home Value $115,426


Total Households 204
Average Household Size 1.87
Family Households 93
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 0.71% 0.67%
Households 0.62% 0.68%
Families 3.4% 0.43%
Median Household Income   0.24%
Per Capita Income   1.69%

Poplar Hills, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Poplar Hills 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 # 389 28th
Population Density # 1 100th
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 502 7th
Per Capita Income # 497 8th

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