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The City of Upton had a population of 679 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Upton is located at latitude 37.4587 and longitude -85.9 in Hardin County. The formal boundaries for the City of Upton (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.36 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Hardin County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 748 feet.

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

The City of Upton (GNIS ID: 2405631) 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 Upton is located within Sonora Division of Hardin County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Upton 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 Upton: Uptonville.

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


Total Population 679
Daytime Population: Workers 246
Daytime Population: Residents 431
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 677
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.00
Population in Households 672
Population in Familes 572
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density2 500
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $46,751
Average Household Income $59,887
Per Capita Income $22,870


Total Housing Units 329 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 212 (64.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 49 (14.9%)
Median Home Value $96,032
Average Home Value $161,910


Total Households 280
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 204
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 -0.08% 0.0%
Households -0.05% 0.07%
Families 1.36% -0.1%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   3.27%

Upton, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Upton 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 # 307 43rd
Population Density # 382 29th
Diversity Index # 357 34th
Median Household Income # 202 63rd
Per Capita Income # 244 55th

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