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The City of Barbourville had a population of 2,978 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Barbourville is located at latitude 36.8632 and longitude -83.883 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the City of Barbourville (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.06 sq. miles. Knox County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 981 feet.

The City of Barbourville (GNIS ID: 2403155) 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 Barbourville is located within Barbourville Division of Knox County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Barbourville 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 Barbourville: Barbourville City.

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


Total Population 2,978
Daytime Population: Workers 2,724
Daytime Population: Residents 2,021
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 4,745
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.59
Population in Households 2,489
Population in Familes 1,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 489
Population Density2 1,133
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $27,335
Average Household Income $41,654
Per Capita Income $17,327


Total Housing Units 1,388 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 443 (31.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 656 (47.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 289 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $94,406
Average Home Value $114,197


Total Households 1,099
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 593
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 -0.84% -0.58%
Households -1.33% -0.83%
Families -1.51% -1.03%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.36%

Barbourville, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Barbourville 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 # 120 78th
Population Density # 215 60th
Diversity Index # 180 67th
Median Household Income # 497 8th
Per Capita Income # 472 13th

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