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Barbourville, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Barbourville had a population of 3,193 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Barbourville is located at latitude 36.8665 and longitude -83.8888 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the City of Barbourville 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Barbourville: Barbourville City.

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Barbourville, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,193
Population in Households 2,704
Population in Familes 2,013
Population in Group Qrtrs 489
Population Density2 1,215
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $28,560
Average Household Income $43,448
Per Capita Income $18,181


Total Housing Units 1,395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 480 (34.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 721 (51.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 194 (13.9%)
Median Home Value $110,606
Average Home Value $120,260


Total Households 1,201
Average Household Size 2.25
Family Households 644
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.11% 0.04%
Households -0.1% 0.02%
Families -0.33% -0.16%
Median Household Income   1.41%
Per Capita Income   1.77%

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, 2018 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 # 114 79th
Population Density # 198 64th
Diversity Index # 181 67th
Median Household Income # 486 10th
Per Capita Income # 457 16th

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