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Flat Lick, Kentucky - Basic Facts

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The Flat Lick Census Designated Place had a population of 1,021 as of July 1, 2017. Flat Lick ranks in the lower 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 Flat Lick is located at latitude 36.8345 and longitude -83.7616 in Knox County. The formal boundaries for the Flat Lick Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 4.78 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Knox County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,040 feet.

The Flat Lick Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629617) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Kentucky is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Flat Lick Census Designated Place is located within Barbourville Division of Knox County.

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


Total Population 1,021
Daytime Population: Workers 126
Daytime Population: Residents 733
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 859
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.84
Population in Households 1,021
Population in Familes 841
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 214
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $16,334
Average Household Income $28,931
Per Capita Income $11,386


Total Housing Units 438 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 254 (58.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 130 (29.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 54 (12.3%)
Median Home Value $48,846
Average Home Value $89,764


Total Households 384
Average Household Size 2.66
Family Households 259
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 0.85% 0.7%
Households 0.78% 0.67%
Families -0.32% 0.53%
Median Household Income   0.11%
Per Capita Income   2.32%

Flat Lick, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Flat Lick 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 # 237 56th
Population Density # 489 10th
Diversity Index # 420 22nd
Median Household Income # 538 1st
Per Capita Income # 538 1st

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