Mayking, KY Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Mayking, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Mayking Census Designated Place had a population of 485 as of July 1, 2017. Mayking 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 Mayking is located at latitude 37.1352 and longitude -82.7758 in Letcher County. The formal boundaries for the Mayking Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.54 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Letcher County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,204 feet.

The Mayking Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629648) 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 Mayking Census Designated Place is located within Whitesburg Division of Letcher County.

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


Total Population 485
Daytime Population: Workers 213
Daytime Population: Residents 343
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 556
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.15
Population in Households 469
Population in Familes 380
Population in Group Qrtrs 16
Population Density2 315
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $32,911
Average Household Income $49,254
Per Capita Income $20,399


Total Housing Units 240 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 142 (59.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 59 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 (16.7%)
Median Home Value $74,153
Average Home Value $90,957


Total Households 200
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 131
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 -0.06% -0.5%
Households 0.0% -0.51%
Families -1.01% -0.62%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.68%

Mayking, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mayking 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 # 350 35th
Population Density # 449 17th
Diversity Index # 463 15th
Median Household Income # 410 24th
Per Capita Income # 340 37th

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