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Blackey, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Blackey had a population of 122 as of July 1, 2017. Blackey 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 Blackey is located at latitude 37.1364 and longitude -82.98 in Letcher County. The formal boundaries for the City of Blackey (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.44 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Letcher County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,007 feet.

The City of Blackey (GNIS ID: 2403871) 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 Blackey is located within Blackey Division of Letcher County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Blackey 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 Blackey: Indian Bottom.

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


Total Population 122
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 93
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 100
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.82
Population in Households 122
Population in Familes 102
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 279
Diversity Index3 2


Median Household Income $40,387
Average Household Income $55,285
Per Capita Income $23,163


Total Housing Units 66 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 45 (68.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $78,846
Average Home Value $100,556


Total Households 55
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 38
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 0.23% -0.16%
Households 0.25% -0.37%
Families 0.75% -0.53%
Median Household Income   2.82%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Blackey, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Blackey 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 # 517 4th
Population Density # 465 14th
Diversity Index # 532 2nd
Median Household Income # 285 47th
Per Capita Income # 236 56th

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