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Corbin, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Corbin had a population of 7,445 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Corbin is located at latitude 36.9326 and longitude -84.0995 in Whitley County. The formal boundaries for the City of Corbin (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.89 sq. miles and a water area of 0.04 sq. miles. Whitley County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,079 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Corbin are located in Whitley County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Knox County.

The City of Corbin (GNIS ID: 2404128) 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 Corbin is located within Corbin Division of Whitley County.

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


Total Population 7,445
Daytime Population: Workers 8,041
Daytime Population: Residents 4,799
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,840
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.72
Population in Households 7,365
Population in Familes 5,846
Population in Group Qrtrs 80
Population Density2 944
Diversity Index3 10


Median Household Income $31,092
Average Household Income $46,381
Per Capita Income $19,885


Total Housing Units 3,583 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,691 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,454 (40.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 437 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $103,747
Average Home Value $139,421


Total Households 3,146
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 1,973
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 0.26% 0.26%
Households 0.23% 0.27%
Families 0.49% 0.12%
Median Household Income   1.96%
Per Capita Income   2.77%

Corbin, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Corbin 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 # 62 89th
Population Density # 260 52nd
Diversity Index # 360 33rd
Median Household Income # 437 19th
Per Capita Income # 359 34th

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