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Payne Gap, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The Payne Gap Census Designated Place had a population of 378 as of July 1, 2018. Payne Gap 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 Payne Gap is located at latitude 37.1554 and longitude -82.6593 in Letcher County. The formal boundaries for the Payne Gap Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Letcher County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,762 feet.

The Payne Gap Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2629661) 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 Payne Gap Census Designated Place is located within Jenkins Division of Letcher County.

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Payne Gap, KY Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 378
Population in Households 378
Population in Familes 329
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 164
Diversity Index3 1


Median Household Income $57,016
Average Household Income $61,550
Per Capita Income $24,606


Total Housing Units 188 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 130 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 22 (11.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 36 (19.1%)
Median Home Value $74,648
Average Home Value $80,385


Total Households 152
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 113
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.7% 0.78%
Households 1.72% 0.78%
Families 1.49% 0.87%
Median Household Income   1.14%
Per Capita Income   1.98%

Payne Gap, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Payne Gap to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Kentucky by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 391 28th
Population Density # 509 6th
Diversity Index # 536 1st
Median Household Income # 138 74th
Per Capita Income # 225 59th

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