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McRoberts, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The McRoberts Census Designated Place had a population of 875 as of July 1, 2017. McRoberts ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Kentucky. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for McRoberts is located at latitude 37.2211 and longitude -82.668 in Letcher County. The formal boundaries for the McRoberts Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 5.6 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Letcher County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,434 feet.

The McRoberts Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2403271) 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 McRoberts Census Designated Place is located within Jenkins Division of Letcher County.

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


Total Population 875
Daytime Population: Workers 7
Daytime Population: Residents 585
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 592
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.68
Population in Households 875
Population in Familes 750
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 156
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $34,084
Average Household Income $52,137
Per Capita Income $21,316


Total Housing Units 439 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 309 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 48 (10.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 82 (18.7%)
Median Home Value $66,358
Average Home Value $70,806


Total Households 357
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 258
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 1.53% 0.2%
Households 1.61% 0.22%
Families 1.42% 0.15%
Median Household Income   2.32%
Per Capita Income   3.47%

McRoberts, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares McRoberts 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 # 253 53rd
Population Density # 510 6th
Diversity Index # 332 39th
Median Household Income # 391 28th
Per Capita Income # 300 45th

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