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The City of Poplar Hills had a population of 356 as of July 1, 2021. 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 38.1776 and longitude -85.693 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Poplar Hills 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 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.

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Poplar Hills, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 356 (100%)
Population in Households 356 (100.0%)
Population in Families 224 (62.9%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 13,961
Diversity Index2 79


Median Household Income $31,925
Average Household Income $40,022
% of Income for Mortgage4 19%
Per Capita Income $19,681
Wealth Index5 24


Total HU (Housing Units) 220 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 52 (23.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 139 (63.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 29 (13.2%)
Median Home Value $143,000
Average Home Value $366,981
Housing Affordability Index3 140


Total Households 191
Average Household Size 1.86
Family Households 84
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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 races 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.
  3. 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.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. 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.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population -0.15% -0.06%
Households -0.18% -0.1%
Families 1.26% -0.24%
Median Household Income   2.73%
Per Capita Income   2.38%
Owner Occupied HU   1.13%

Poplar Hills, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Poplar Hills to the other 541 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2021 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 # 399 26th
Population Density # 1 100th
Median Household Income # 470 13th
Housing Affordability Index # 63 12th
Per Capita Income # 446 18th
Diversity Index # 1 100th

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