Sycamore, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Sycamore, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Sycamore had a population of 165 as of July 1, 2017. Sycamore 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 Sycamore is located at latitude 38.2468 and longitude -85.5612 in Jefferson County. The formal boundaries for the City of Sycamore (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.02 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Jefferson County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 696 feet.

The City of Sycamore (GNIS ID: 2405556) 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 Sycamore is located within East Jefferson Division of Jefferson County.

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


Total Population 165
Daytime Population: Workers 3
Daytime Population: Residents 83
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 86
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.52
Population in Households 165
Population in Familes 93
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 10,000
Diversity Index3 58


Median Household Income $47,849
Average Household Income $56,087
Per Capita Income $30,129


Total Housing Units 90 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 49 (54.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (46.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 0
Median Home Value $130,769
Average Home Value $155,208


Total Households 91
Average Household Size 1.81
Family Households 34
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 0.43% 0.48%
Households 0.46% 0.44%
Families -1.52% 0.0%
Median Household Income   1.61%
Per Capita Income   2.37%

Sycamore, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Sycamore 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 # 494 9th
Population Density # 2 100th
Diversity Index # 17 97th
Median Household Income # 194 64th
Per Capita Income # 119 78th

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