Erlanger, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Erlanger, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Erlanger had a population of 19,022 as of July 1, 2017. Erlanger ranks in the upper 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 Erlanger is located at latitude 39.0394 and longitude -84.6001 in Kenton County. The formal boundaries for the City of Erlanger (see map below) encompass a land area of 8.3 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Kenton County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 912 feet.

The City of Erlanger (GNIS ID: 2403570) 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 Erlanger is located within Covington Division of Kenton County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Erlanger 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 Erlanger: Greenwood Lake, Timberlake.

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


Total Population 19,022
Daytime Population: Workers 6,927
Daytime Population: Residents 9,135
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 16,062
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 18,801
Population in Familes 15,126
Population in Group Qrtrs 221
Population Density2 2,291
Diversity Index3 25


Median Household Income $58,275
Average Household Income $76,468
Per Capita Income $29,906


Total Housing Units 7,750 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,976 (64.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,373 (30.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 401 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $136,247
Average Home Value $172,237


Total Households 7,349
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 4,865
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 0.96% 0.8%
Households 0.79% 0.69%
Families 0.68% 0.63%
Median Household Income   2.01%
Per Capita Income   2.48%

Erlanger, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Erlanger 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 # 22 96th
Population Density # 95 83rd
Diversity Index # 140 74th
Median Household Income # 115 79th
Per Capita Income # 122 78th

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