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Crab Orchard, Kentucky - Basic Facts

The City of Crab Orchard had a population of 819 as of July 1, 2017. Crab Orchard ranks in the lower quartile for 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 Crab Orchard is located at latitude 37.4623 and longitude -84.507 in Lincoln County. The formal boundaries for the City of Crab Orchard (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.75 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Lincoln County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 951 feet.

The City of Crab Orchard (GNIS ID: 2404143) 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 Crab Orchard is located within Crab Orchard Division of Lincoln County.

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


Total Population 819
Daytime Population: Workers 251
Daytime Population: Residents 548
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 799
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.98
Population in Households 819
Population in Familes 692
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 469
Diversity Index3 8


Median Household Income $27,256
Average Household Income $40,929
Per Capita Income $15,436


Total Housing Units 421 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 255 (60.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 91 (21.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 74 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $77,941
Average Home Value $91,078


Total Households 347
Average Household Size 2.36
Family Households 242
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 -0.36% -0.15%
Households -0.43% -0.23%
Families 1.2% -0.33%
Median Household Income   0.84%
Per Capita Income   2.13%

Crab Orchard, KY - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Crab Orchard 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 # 270 50th
Population Density # 395 27th
Diversity Index # 422 22nd
Median Household Income # 498 8th
Per Capita Income # 518 4th

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